Course planning

Course Planning Forms

Course Delivery for September 2021

New Distance BSW students are normally required to attend a 5-day face-to-face session for SOCW 312: Collaborative Conversations: Working within Communities in late August/early September. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, for September 2021 only,  all on campus and distance students will not be required to travel to Victoria to attend this session.

In lieu of the face-to-face, we will be converting this requirement to a virtual classroom and orientation for a 3 day intensive and also subsequent weekly synchronous classes for the September term. Specific dates for this course will be sent to students as soon as possible.

For on-campus students, we are planning to have still limited courses available in-person; however, SOCW 312 will be facilitated online.


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.

All BSW students please contact:

BSW Student Support Advisor
Phone: 250-721-8042
Email: swadvise@uvic.ca