Open up new doors of practice and influence with a master's degree in Social Work. A 450-hour practicum with one of UFV's partner agencies enables you to build relationships and establish connections in the field, as you complete 30 credits of coursework over five semesters.
UFV's Bachelor of Social Work prepares you for work with individuals, groups and communities in a variety of social settings. Enter the BSW program after completing 60 lower-level university credits, and choose either a generalist or child welfare specialization option.
Establish a strong foundation in the human services field with UFV's two-year Social Services diploma. Select the First Nations option to work within an aboriginal community, or tailor the program to meet other personal education and career goals.
Learn to support children and adults with mental or physical disabilities and their families with UFV's Community Support Worker certificate. Complete the certificate in two semesters if you study full time, or in four if you attend part time. You can also tailor your studies to become a special education assistant to work in a classroom setting.
Take the Aboriginal Culture and Language Support diploma to gain the skills, knowledge and perspectives required to become an Aboriginal support worker. Learn Halq'eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people, and explore Aboriginal history and world views, as you connect with local indigenous cultures.
If you are a grade 11 student, take the Health and Human Services certificate over two and a half years to get a head start exploring disciplines such as nursing, social work, dental hygiene, kinesiology, early childhood education and youth care. Use the certificate program as a stepping stone to further studies in the sciences or humanities. The certificate is jointly offered by UFV and School District #34 (Abbotsford).
This program is not currently accepting applications.
Develop a broad professional competency base at the graduate level with this six-semester, two-year Master of Social Work program offered in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt, BC). Based on your personal interests and career path, you can choose to focus in Health, Children and Families, or Mental Health, and complete a major paper/project in your area of interest.