Course planning

Course Planning Forms

Course Delivery for September 2023

New BSW distance students are normally required to attend a 5-day face-to-face session for SOCW 312A: Collaborative conversations and working within communities in late August/early September. However, this face-to-face session will not be held for the September 2023 students.

SOCW 312A: we will be converting this requirement to weekly synchronous online classes for the September term. Specific dates for this course will be sent to students and also posted to the UVic academic calendar after mid May.

On-campus students may choose either in-person or online synchronous delivery for SOCW 312A. As this is one of only a few courses that are offered on campus, we encourage students to choose the in-person option.

BSW course preliminary schedules show our course offering and on-campus/online synchrouns course schedule; however, the final schedule must be confirmed on the academic calendar.


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.

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.

New BSW students:

BSW Admissions & Academic Support Coordinator
Phone: 250-721-8047
Email: swadmit@uvic.ca

Current BSW 3rd & 4th year students:

BSW Student Support Advisor
Email: swadvise@uvic.ca