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Social Work: Bachelor Degree


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Kamloops Campus
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5079 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

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: $28.68

Academic

One of:

A. General University Studies

  • at least 54 credits*
  • three credits of English Composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or six credits of English Literature
  • SOCW 2060 and 2120

OR

B. Combined Human Service Program and General University Courses

  • at least 54 credits*
  • three credits of English Composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or six credits of English Literature
  • SOCW 2060 and 2120 (formerly SOCW 200A and 200B)
  • Human Service Worker Certificate or Diploma (B- overall average).
Note (*) At least a 2.33 (C+) GPA is needed on general university course work.

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. 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, fifteen seats 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.

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):

  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based) with no section below 20 or 570 (paper based) with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no bands below a 6
  • A Language Proficiency Index score of Level 6
  • A MELAB score of 81
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below a 4
  • A 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 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 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

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit 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 check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is judged that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply 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.