Course planning

Course Planning Forms

Course Delivery for September 2020

All BSW courses in the September 2020 term will be delivered online. This means both the On-Campus and Distance Streams will be able to register in any section of a course.

There has not been a decision in respect to the delivery of courses for the January 2021 term.


Revision of SOCW 312 Orientation Week for Fall 2020

Our social work faculty have come together and have arranged an alternative plan for the delivery of orientation material and the SOCW 312 course for the September 2020 term only:

  • The mandatory orientation week scheduled for August 28th – September 4th has been revised. Instead, SOCW 312 will continue as a 12 week online course with orientation materials being integrated into the weekly course material.

  • The course will include a mix of some weekly synchronous and asynchronous requirements. There will be a bit more required synchronous activities in the first week. A schedule with the synchronous requirements will be available at a later date.

Your first steps in course planning are to review the BSW student advising handbook and your program requirements in the UVic academic calendar - Undergradaute - BSW for your year of admission to the BSW program.

Our course descriptions are available in the UVic academic calendar - Undergraduate - Social Work (SOCW).

BSW Course Planning Forms

Please use the appropriate course planning form to make your program plan efficiently. They can be great communication tools when you discuss your course selctions with an advisor.

NOTE: The Course Planning Forms below have been most recently updated on July 14, 2020 to reflect changes to the latest academic calendar update. Please ensure that you are using the most recent form when course planning.

When planning your program, it is important to be realistic about how you plan to balance work, family commitments, course work, and practicum placements. Remember, each 1.5 unit course requires 9-12 hours of work each week and the two practicum placements require 700 hours in total. Only register in the number of courses that you can expect yourself to successfully complete at one time.

Some social work courses are not offered every term, so it’s important to discuss course availability with your advisor at the beginning of your program. If you would like assistance with course planning or you have any questions regarding your program or availability of courses, please do not hesitate to contact the academic advisor.

Standard BSW students please contact:

Ryan Khungay
BSW Admissions Coordinator/Academic Advisor
Phone: 250-721-8047
Email: swadmit@uvic.ca

Child welfare, Indigenous, or Indigenous child welfare specialization students please contact:

Hillary Luis
BSW Academic Advisor (Specialization programs)
Phone: 250-721-8042
Email: swadvise@uvic.ca