Bachelor of Social Work
Learn the skills you need for a rewarding career as a generalist social work practitioner in various fields of practice, such as child welfare, mental health, addictions, women’s services, family justice, corrections, health and Indigenous people. The BSW program has an orientation toward social justice, respect for diversity and social change.
The program offers a nationally accredited degree that prepares students for a career as a professional social worker. The degree is designed to build on the educational achievements and experiences of a wide range of students.
- General university studies: At least 54 credits (60 recommended). This must include 3 credits of academic English composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW 2060 and SOCW 2120 or equivalent. A minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) on general university coursework is required.
- Combined Human Service Program and general university courses: At least 54 credits. This must include 3 credits of English Composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW 2060 and 2120 or equivalents, and a completed Human Service Worker Certificate or Diploma with a GPA of at least 2.67 (B-). Students with a certificate or diploma with a GPA of 2.67 or better may receive up to 12 discretionary credits.