The School of Social Work offers a program of studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) that is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. Graduates are employed in a wide range of government and voluntary organizations such as family and children’s services, hospitals, women’s services, corrections, and indigenous social services.
The School of Social Work is committed to social justice, anti-racist, anti-oppressive social work practices, and to promoting critical enquiry that respects the diversity of knowing and being. Its educational mission is to prepare generalist social work practitioners skilled in critical self-reflection and in working with individuals, families, groups, and communities. In particular, it endeavors to prepare indigenous social workers and child welfare practitioners. The School emphasizes structural, feminist, indigenous and anti-oppressive analyses.
It also seeks to provide accessible and flexible social work education to students who might otherwise be unable to obtain a B.S.W. degree because of family responsibilities, cultural differences, work, poverty, disabilities, or geographic isolation.
The range of approaches to obtain a University of Victoria B.S.W. degree include: campus-based courses in regular Winter Session, distance learning, on campus Summer Session, and decentralized face-to-face education. Where feasible, students may complete a field placement in the geographic area of their choice.
The School works to ensure that its various approaches to education are equal in quality and that one admission process and set of standards applies to the B.S.W. program.
For further information contact:
School of Social Work
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2