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Child Welfare Specialization, BSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Terrace, Canada
The Child Welfare Specialization at the University of Northern British Columbia, provides a program of studies that prepares students for practice in child welfare, while also satisfying the general practice criteria required for BSW accreditation and for designation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW).
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Overview

Why to study

Students must meet all prerequisites for entry into the UNBC BSW program, and must be accepted into the program. The fourth-year practicum takes place in a child welfare or an Indigenous child welfare agency.

The Child Welfare Specialization at the University of Northern British Columbia, is designed to provide a Social Work degree that prepares students for social work practice in all child and family serving agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Accepting late applications
    • International students submitting applications after the stated application deadline may not receive all necessary documentation to study in Canada prior to the semester start date. Choosing to apply after the stated deadline includes this risk.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Skills in Social Work Practice
  • Critical Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Field Education
  • First Nations Social Work Issues
  • Critical Social Policy
  • Social Work Research, Policy and Practice
  • Social Work Philosophy and Ethics
  • Northern and Remote Social Work Practice
  • Family/Child Welfare Policy
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Child Welfare Practice
  • Current Issues in Child Welfare Practice
  • Social Work/Law and the Justice System

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

UNBC welcomes applications for admission from qualified students from other countries. International secondary and post-secondary credentials are considered. International students must meet the equivalent of the criteria outlined for High School Admission and University Transfer in British Columbia. Admission is based on the comparison of standards for credentials and grading in the country of origin. Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    734 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 734 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    184 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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