School of Social Work and Human Services

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Master of Social Work degree

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. 

Bachelor of Social Work degree 

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. 

Social Service Worker diploma

Establish strong foundations in the field of human services with UFV's two-year Social Service Worker diploma. Choose an Indigenous Focus to learn how to work in culturally safe ways within Indigenous communities, or tailor the program to meet your personal, education, and career goals.

School and Community Support Worker certificate

Learn to support diverse children and adults and their families with UFV's School and Community Support Worker certificate. Complete the certificate in two semesters if you study full-time, or longer if you attend part-time. You will be qualified to work as an Education Assistant upon graduation. 

Aboriginal Culture and Language Support diploma

Take the Aboriginal Culture and Language Support diploma to gain the knowledge, skills, and values required to become an Indigenous Support Worker. Learn Halq'eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people, and explore Indigenous history and world views, as you create relationships with local indigenous communities. 

Indigenous Focus — Master of Social Work

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.

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