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Bachelor of Social Work Child Welfare specialization

Program requirements

For entrance requirements and other program details, please see the main Bachelor of Social Work section.

Program outline

Child Welfare Specialization core requirements:

• SOWK 110, 210, 225
• SOWK 300, 311, 312, 320, 330, 380, 392, 394
• SOWK 404, 410, 412, 430, 483, 491, 496 (in a child welfare setting)

Third Year

Fall semester

Course Title Credits
SOWK 300 Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 311 Social Work Theory and Ethics 3
SOWK 312 Legal Knowledge of Social Work Practice 3
SOWK 320 Anti-Racist and Cross-Cultural Social Work Knowledge and Practice 3
SOWK 394 Substance Misuse Issues 3
Elective Lower- or upper-level Arts 3
Total   18

Winter semester

Course Title Credits
SOWK 330 Practicum I 6
SOWK 380 Social Work and Community Development 3
SOWK 392 Aboriginal Social Work 3
Total   12

Fourth Year

Fall semester

Course Title Credits
SOWK 404 Research Methods and Evaluation 3
SOWK 410 Social Policy Analysis 3
SOWK 412 Legal Skills for Social Work Practice 3
SOWK 483 Family-Centred Social Work 3
SOWK 491 Child Welfare 3
Total   15

Winter semester

Course Title Credits
SOWK 430 Practicum II 9
SOWK 496 Disability Issues 3
Elective Lower- or upper-level Arts 3
Total   15
   
Program Total 60


Certificate in Extended Studies in Social Work — Child Welfare specialization

The Extended Studies Certificate is designed for students who have a Bachelor in Social Work degree, and wish to complete the equivalent of a Child Welfare specialization.

To be admitted, students must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work from UCFV, or equivalent. The School of Social Work and Human Services will interview applicants to assess their particular needs. Admission will be granted on the basis of the school’s ability to meet the student’s needs. The number of applicants accepted to the program may be restricted.

For further details, see the Child Welfare Specialization core requirements or contact the department.


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