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Social Work: Bachelor Degree

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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

  • Fall
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Final Two Years of a Four-Year degree
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6450 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 31 for program entry in May or September. Earlier application is recommended. 

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Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements


1. Completed the first two years (30 units) of an undergraduate program at UVic with at least a 4.0 (B-) grade point average, or the equivalent at another university or community college on the last 12 units of university-transferable course work. This work must include:

  • 24 units in general education liberal arts subject areas
  • SOCW 200A and 200B courses
2. Meet UVic's Academic Writing Requirement.

Admission Advice

1. The number of students admitted will depend on the resources available to the School and the number of qualified applicants.

2. The initial screening process for admission will be based on your grade point average in required course work. You will then be evaluated for admission based on your grade point average, and a written submission.

3. At UVIC, the value of courses is given in units. Most courses at UVic that run for one term count for 1.5 units per course. For example, 3 UVIC units are equivalent to two (half-year) courses or 6 credits at most BC colleges and universities.

4. If you are transferring from a university or college in British Columbia you can look-up your potential transfer credits using the BC Transfer Guide.

5. Complete details on admission are available on the School of Social Work's website.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • 86% on the BC English 12 provincial exam within the last three years
  • 86% in English 12 in another Canadian province within the last three years
  • Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university level English credits
  • A degree from an accredited English speaking university

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you must write the Language Proficiency Index to determine placement in an appropriate English course

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

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Canadian High School student


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Canadian High School student

BC Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Mature Student

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


International Student

View admission details for International Students.


Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.


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.