Bachelor of Social Work Courses

Please see the Degree Planning page for Degree Completion Requirements.

TRU Social Work Degree

Third year

Students in their third year of study normally take SOCW 3000, 3010, 3040, 3060, 3530, 3540, as well as Social Work electives and/or General University Studies (arts/science) or discretionary credit courses. If students have not completed the human development requirement prior to admission, they may choose to complete SOCW 3550 in year 3.

Summer semester

The course offerings for BSW summer session vary from year to year. Please check the summer schedule or contact the Program Advisor for potential summer offerings.

Fourth year

Students in their fourth year typically will take SOCW 4020, SOCW 4010, SOCW 4540 and any remaining SOCW electives, General University Studies (arts/science) and/or discretionary credits.

Social Work Core Courses
SOCW 2060 Intro to Social Work Practice 
SOCW 2120 Intro to Social Welfare in Canada
SOCW 3000 Canadian Social Policy
SOCW 3010 Introduction to Social Work Research
SOCW 3040 Social Work Field Practice
SOCW 3060 Theory and Ideology of Social Work
SOCW 3530 Social Work Practice with Individuals
SOCW 3540 Indigenous People and Human Services
SOCW 3550 Human Development
SOCW 3590 Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations  
SOCW 4010 Race, Racialization and Immigration Policy
SOCW 4020 Social Work Field Practice
SOCW 4540 Decolonizing Social Work Practice ne Secwepemcul'ecw
Social Work Elective Courses
SOCW 3300 International Field Studies
SOCW 3570 Social Work, Law and Social Policy**
SOCW 3760 Family and Child Welfare Practice **
SOCW 4200 Intimate Partner Violence and Social Work Practice
SOCW 4300 Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression
SOCW 4400 Social Work and Mental Health
SOCW 4500 Leader Practice in Social Service Organizations
SOCW 4520 Educating for Social Change
SOCW 4550 Social Work Practice with Communities
SOCW 4600 Special Topics in Social Work
SOCW 4610 Social Work With Groups
SOCW 4650 Older People, Aging, and Society
SOCW 4660 Addictions and Social Work Practice
SOCW 4760 Family and Child Welfare Policy**
SOCW 4770 Social Work Practice with Families
SOCW 4780 Introduction to Disability Studies
SOCW 4800 International Social Work
SOCW 4900 Directed Studies
  ** Child Welfare Specialization Required Courses
Child Welfare Specialization Required Courses
SOCW 3570 Social Work, Law and Social Policy
SOCW 3760 Child Welfare Practice
SOCW 4760 Child Welfare Policy