Bachelor of Social Work

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Bachelor of Social Work
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,877,327
Course Accredited By CASWE
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

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 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.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Selective admission

  • 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.

Social Work Core Courses

  • Intro to Social Work Practice (formerly 200A)
  • Intro to Social Welfare in Canada (formerly 200B)
  • Canadian Social Policy
  • Introduction to Social Work Research

Social Work Field Practice

  • Theory and Ideology of Social Work
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • An Introduction to First Nations Issues and Human Services
  • Human Development

Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations

  • Social Work Field Practice
  • Aboriginal Decolonizing Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Elective Courses
  • International Field Studies

Social Work, Law and Social Policy

  • Family and Child Welfare Practice 
  • Policy in Human Services
  • Family Violence and Social Work Practice
  • Sexual Diversity and Gender Expression

Social Work and Mental Health

  • Leadership Practice in Social Service Organizations
  • Educating for Social Change

Social Work Practice with Communities

  • Special Topics in Social Work
  • Social Work With Groups
  • Older People, Aging, and Society
  • Addictions and Social Work Practice
  • Family and Child Welfare Policy

Social Work Practice with Families

  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • International Social Work
  • Directed Studies
  • Child Welfare Specialization Required Courses
  • Child Welfare Specialization Required Courses
  • Child Welfare Practice
  • Child Welfare Policy

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