Social Work

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Social work is a profession working for social justice at individual, family, organization, community, and societal levels through various knowledges, values, ethics, and skills. You'll gain the necessary skills, knowledge, ethics, and values to work in the different areas of social work intervention: direct practice , group work, and social community development.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: School of Social Work
  • Degree: Bachelor of Social Work
  • Length 2 yrs
  • Co-op No
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The Social Work program addresses issues of power and discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and culture. The educational objective of the program is to provide you with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for an initial level of professional practice focusing on the interface between personal problems and public issues.

The program includes courses on theory, policy research, and practice. A single, integrated Social Work program can be completed in two years on a full-time basis or in three years on a part-time basis. You can apply for admission to the program after you have a minimum of 60 credits of university level study.

The Bachelor of Social Work degree is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Prospective international students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.