Academic Calendar Fall 2019

Social Work and Human Services

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Bachelor of Social Work — Child Welfare specialization

The Child Welfare Specialization requires students to complete a practicum with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency; however, the School cannot guarantee a placement with either of these agencies as placements are based on agency capacity. Obtaining a placement with MCFD or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency is a competitive process and requires students to complete several steps.

Declaration requirements

  • Minimum BSW program GPA of 2.67
  • Enrolment in or completion of SOWK 300, SOWK 311, SOWK 312, SOWK 320, SOWK 394, SOWK 330, SOWK 380, and SOWK 392
  • Students meet with Academic Advisor to formally declare

Note: Graduating with the Child Welfare Specialization is dependent on students successfully qualifying for and completing the Child Welfare placement.

Program outline

Child Welfare specialization core requirements

Course Title Credits
SOWK 110 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services 3
SOWK 210 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SOWK 225 Human Behaviour and Social Environment 3
SOWK 300 Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 311 Social Work Theory and Ethics 3
SOWK 312 Legal Knowledge for Social Work Practice 3
SOWK 320 Anti-Racist and Cross-Cultural Social Work 3
SOWK 394 Substance Misuse Issues 3
SOWK 404 Research Methods and Evaluation 3
SOWK 410 Social Policy Analysis 3
SOWK 412 Legal Skills for Social Work Practice 3
SOWK 430 BSW Practicum II (see Note) 9
SOWK 483 Family Centred Social Work 3
SOWK 491 Child Welfare 3
SOWK 496 Social Work and Critical Approaches to Disability 3

Note: SOWK 430 must be with a child welfare placement.

Third year

Semester V (Fall)

Course Title Credits
SOWK 300 Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 311 Social Work Theory and Ethics 3
SOWK 312 Legal Knowledge for Social Work Practice 3
SOWK 320 Anti-Racist and Cross-Cultural Social Work 3
SOWK 394 Substance Misuse Issues 3
Plus: A lower- or upper-level Arts elective (see Note) 3

Semester VI (Winter)

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

Fourth year

Semester VII (Fall)

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

Semester VIII (Winter)

Course Title Credits
SOWK 430 BSW Practicum II 9
SOWK 496 Social Work and Critical Approaches to Disability 3
or SOWK 497 Social Work in Mental Health
Plus: A lower- or upper-level Arts elective (see Note) 3

Note: A current list of Arts and Science courses is available at ufv.ca/swhs/how-to-apply in the BSW Program planning section.

Program requirements

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

 

Certificate in Extended Studies in Social Work — Child Welfare specialization

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

The number of applicants accepted to the certificate program will be based on the School's resources and assessment of students' needs, skills, and abilities.

For further details, see the Bachelor of Social Work — Child Welfare specialization core requirements or contact the Program Advisor.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.


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