Bachelor of Social Work


Bachelor Degree

Tuition fee:

18355.00/Semester (CAD)

Is highly competitive:



8 Semesters


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Application Fee:

100.00 CAD



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Program overview

The TRU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program offers a nationally accredited degree that prepares students for a career in the diverse profession of social work. The BSW degree is designed to build on the educational achievements and experiences of a wide range of students.

Both diploma graduates and undergraduate students who have completed the necessary prerequisites may enter the program. Courses are offered on the Kamloops campus, and students can complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

Academic requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program, applicants must have 60 credits of transferable coursework. The credit requirements for admission can be met by:

  • General university studies: 54-60 credits. This must include 3 credits of academic English composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW2060 (formally SOCW200A) and SOCW2120 (formally SOCW200B or equivalents.)
  • Combined Human Service Program and general university courses: At least 54 credits. This must include 3 credits of academic English composition (ENGL 1100 at TRU) or 6 credits of English literature, and SOCW2060 and 2120 or equivalents, and a completed and approved Human Service Worker/ Social Work 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.
  • Students entering with less than 60 credits will take more than two years (or four full-time semesters) to complete the BSW degree.

To obtain credit for entry to the BSW Program a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) on general university coursework is required.

Applicants are advised that the BC Government requires a criminal record search as a condition of field placement.

Credit for up to 25% (15 credits) of the BSW degree may be granted through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). To be eligible for PLAR assessment, students must be admitted to the BSW program. To be awarded PLAR credit, applicants must demonstrate how their skills, knowledge and competencies match the learning offered in course(s) for which they seek credit.

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.

English requirements

Minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score
Overall: 6.5
Listening: 6
Reading: 6
Writing: 6
Speaking: 6

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