Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2017

Notice of Increased Requirements

Whenever prerequisites for a course or entrance requirements for a program are made more restrictive, notice is given in the previous academic calendar. Below is a list of courses and programs with increasing requirements.

Courses

Programs

Courses

English

Course Current Prerequisite(s) Future Prerequisite(s) Date change takes effect
ENGL 216 One of the following: (any two 100-level ENGL courses) or (B or better in one of the following: ENGL 108, 115, 120, 130, 150, or 170). One of the following: (any two 100-level ENGL courses numbered ENGL 105 or higher) or (B or better in one of the following: ENGL 108, 115, 120, 130, 150, or 170). September 2017
ENGL 275 One of the following: (any two 100-level ENGL courses) or (B or better in one of the following: ENGL 108, 115, 120, 130, 150, or 170). One of the following: (any two 100-level ENGL courses numbered ENGL 105 or higher) or (B or better in one of the following: ENGL 108, 115, 120, 130, 150, or 170). September 2017

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Current requirements

See Bachelor of Arts (Winter and Summer 2017).

Future requirements

See Bachelor of Arts (Fall 2017).

Date changes take effect

September 2017

Bachelor of General Studies

Current entrance requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed 30 post-secondary credits of which nine must be university level and must include three credits of English composition or writing. A 2.0 GPA is required for entry into the degree program.

Post-secondary refers to credits that are transcripted by UFV as 100-level or higher. University level refers to credits that are transferable to one of the public universities in Canada.

Future entrance requirements

Option 1: High school

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  2. A minimum of a C+ in English 12 or equivalent (including English 12 First Peoples, English Literature 12, AP English, or IB English A – standard level or higher) and a minimum of a B average in two additional Approved Grade 12 courses.

Out-of-province applicants

Students will be considered on the basis of courses equivalent to Approved Grade 12 courses. See the Admissions section of the calendar for more information on equivalents to B.C. secondary school graduation.

Out-of-country applicants

Students who have B.C. secondary school graduation equivalency, meet the prerequisite for ENGL 105 or CMNS 155, and have completed an equivalent average of B (equated to the UFV grading system) in two academic Grade 12 subjects will be admissible.

 

Option 2: University and college students

One of the following is required:

  • A minimum of 30 post-secondary credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. These 30 credits must include a minimum of nine university-level credits, and a minimum of three credits of English composition or other writing courses, equivalent to ENGL 105, CMNS 125, or CMNS 155.

  • Successful completion of a UFV diploma (e.g. General Studies Diploma, Liberal Arts, Diploma, etc.) or B.C. Associate Degree in Arts or Science.

  • Completion of a post-secondary career or technical diploma (minimum of two years postsecondary credit) from a recognized Canadian or International post-secondary institution.

Any student who is applying to enter the program with 60 or more credits will also need to submit a Customized Learning Plan (CLP) as part of their application. CLPs will not be used as a basis for admission.

 

Option 3: Non-traditional student entrance

A limited number of seats will be available for students who are starting or returning to university after five or more years in the work force. Applicants must have B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent; must meet the requirements for ENGL 105; and must submit a written statement of interest with their application. Students granted entrance under this application category are required to meet with an Academic Advisor prior to application.

Current residency requirements

Of the 120 credits used in the degree, 30 must be completed at UFV. Of the 45 upper-level credits required in the degree, 15 upper-level credits must be completed at UFV.

Future residency requirements

Of the 120 credits used in the degree, 30 must be completed at UFV. Of the 45 upper level credits required in the degree, 24 upper-level credits must be completed at UFV.

Current program requirements

See Bachelor of General Studies (Winter and Summer 2017).

Future program requirements

See Bachelor of General Studies (Fall 2017).

Date changes take effect

September 2017

Bachelor of Social Work

Current entrance requirements

  1. Applicants must have 60 general university-level qualifying Arts and Science credits by May 1 of the year of application.
    • Pending available space, applicants who do not have 60 credits by May 1 may be considered as ‘conditional admits’ to the program if the credits are completed by August 31.
    • Students who are conditionally admitted and who have not completed the 60 credits by the end of the late summer semester will have to re-apply for the next intake.
  2. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.67 for courses applicable to the BSW.
  3. These 60 credits must consist of the following:
    • six credits of SOWK 110 and SOWK 210; and
    • 54 credits of university-level credits (at least 42 credits of qualifying Arts and Science electives).
  4. The 54 university-level credits must include at least 42 credits of qualifying Arts and Science electives, which must include the following:
    • three credits in English composition (i.e. CMNS 155 or ENGL 105);
    • three credits of English literature (i.e. ENGL 108-170);
    • three credits of Human Development (i.e. SOWK 225 or PSYC 250); and
    • three credits of Introductory Statistics (i.e. STAT 104 or PSYC 110).
    Recommended:
    • three credits of Sociology of Families (i.e. SOC 331 or SOWK 283).
    • one of SOC 331 or SOWK 283 is a prerequisite for SOWK 483. SOWK 483 is a requirement of the BSW Child Welfare Specialization and is an elective in the BSW Generalist option.
    Students who have completed a UFV Community Support Worker certificate or UFV Social Services diploma program may be eligible to receive a six credit block for the completed certificate and a 12 credit block for the completed diploma. Students who have completed practica within these programs may receive extra points on their application. These 12 credits otherwise can come from any university-level UFV course or UFV assigned transfer credit (100-level or higher).
  5. Applicants must have 400 hours of recent (see Note), supervised work in human services, either paid or voluntary, which may include hours in practica.
  6. Readiness for and interest in social work/personal suitability.
  7. All applicants must be aware of, willing, and able to uphold the Social Work Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

See Bachelor of Social Work entrance requirements for more details.

Future entrance requirements

  1. Applicants must have 60 general university-level credits by May 1 of the year of application.
  2. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.67 for the 60 credits applied towards their BSW application. Students with a GPA lower than 2.67 will not be considered for admission.
  3. These 60 credits must consist of the following:
    • six credits of SOWK 110 and SOWK 210
    • three credits in English composition: CMNS 155 or ENGL 105
    • three credits of English literature: ENGL 108-170
    • three credits of human development: SOWK 225 (see Note 1) or PSYC 250
    • three credits of introductory statistics: STAT 104, STAT 106, or PSYC 110
    • 42 additional Arts and Science credits (see Note 2)
    Students who have completed the Community Support Worker certificate or Social Services diploma at UFV can apply specific course credits toward the 60 credits required for the BSW application.
  4. Applicants must complete a minimum of 400 hours of paid or volunteer experience in the human services field supervised by a paraprofessional or professional. This can include hours in practica.
  5. Program and personal suitability as determined through a personal interview.
  6. All applicants must be aware of, willing, and able to uphold the Social Work Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

See Bachelor of Social Work entrance requirements for more details.

Date changes take effect

September 2017

English Language Proficiency requirements

Current requirements

See Winter 2017 and Summer 2017 admission language proficiency standards section (separate standards for Entry-level and Degree/diploma level).

Future requirements

See Fall 2017 admission and beyond language proficiency standards section (separate standards for Entry-level and Degree/diploma level).

Date change takes effect

September 2017

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