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Social Work: Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    120 Credits Total (60 credits / Final 2 years of a four-year degree)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5500 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out TRU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

This is a Third-Year Entry program. 

Applications are open on October 1 and close on January 31 for the Fall (September) entry. 

Note: completed applications which are received before the application deadline may be considered for early review.

The supporting document deadline, including high school and post-secondary transcripts, is the same date as the application deadline or within 10 days of submission of the application. Verify directly with TRU. 

Application Fee: $31.02 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

Route A: For Applicants with General University Studies

1. Completion of at least 54 credits of post-secondary level transferable courses, including:

  • three credits of English Composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or six credits of English Literature
  • both SOCW 2060 and SOCW 2120, or equivalent courses

2.At least a 2.33 (C+) GPA 

OR

Route B: For Applicants with Combined Human Service Program and General University Courses

1. At least 54 credits of post-secondary level transferable courses, including:

  • three credits of English Composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or six credits of English Literature
  • both SOCW 2060 and SOCW 2120, or equivalent courses

2. Completion of Human Service Worker Certificate or Diploma with at least a 2.67 (B-) overall average.

Non-Academic

  • Submit BSW admissions package which includes a personal statement and experience summary (in addition submitting an online application form to TRU)
  • Criminal Record Check is needed to participate in work experience part of the program

Admission Advice

1. As part of the admission process, you will be expected to supply an admission statement for you to talk about your ideas, experience and expectations about social work. Details about the admission statement will be provided to you after you submit your online application to TRU.

2. Entry to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program occur at Year 3. Admission to the program is limited. Priority for admission is based grade point average, related experience and your personal statement.

3. The School of Social Work recognizes that there are institutional processes and cultural differences which present barriers to some applicants in gaining equal access to programs. Because of the program's commitment to diversity, equality and social justice, 25% of the seats in the TRU BSW will be reserved each year for students from groups including, but not limited to, Aboriginal people, persons from minority groups, sexually and gender varied persons, and persons with disabilities.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy TRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL computer based = 230 overall, with 4.5 on Essay
  • IELTS = score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB = score of 81
  • CanTEST = score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL = score of 70, with no subset below 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis, applicable to applications received before August 31, 2022)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

TRU programs generally require BC high school graduation or equivalent. Exceptions to this requirement are shown in the program admission requirements.

You may have the equivalent of BC high school graduation if you have completed:

  • the BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood) diploma, or
  • the General Education Diploma (GED)
The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as any applicant of at least 19 years of age who has not graduated from high school. Students classified as mature may have the grade-level admission requirement waived, for example grade 11, grade 12, etc., but they are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course pre-requisites.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Applicants may possibly earn academic credits for life and work experience learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Please contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to TRU. 

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.