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Social Work: Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with TRU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5700 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

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.

Application for admission must be submitted by: January 31. 

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 or whichever is later.

Application Fee: $29.83

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

One of:

A. General University Studies

  • 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
  • At least a 2.33 (C+) GPA 

OR

B. Combined Human Service Program and General University Courses

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

Non-Academic

  • BSW admissions package which includes a personal statement and experience summary
  • Criminal Record Check is needed to participate in work experience part of the program
  • an individual or group interview may be required
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.


1. 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.

2. 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

Summary

For students whose 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 test of written English
  • 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

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

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).

 

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).

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.

 

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. Contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.

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.