Thompson Rivers University
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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.

Admission Requirements

Selective admission

  • General university studies with a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+): Minimum 54 credits (60 credits recommended) of transferable coursework. This must include 3 credits of academic English composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW2060 (formerly SOCW200A) and SOCW2120 (formerly SOCW200B) or equivalents.
  • 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 SOCW2060 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 may receive up to 12 discretionary credits.
  • As part of the admission process, you will be expected to supply an admission statement in which you express your ideas, experience and expectations about social work. Details concerning the admission statement will be supplied after application.

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