Course planning

Course Planning Forms

Course Delivery for September 2022

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, due to the current COVID-19 situation, all on campus and distance students will not be required to travel to Victoria to attend this session.

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 as well as posted to the UVic academic calendar. 

For on-campus students, we are planning to have still limited courses available in-person; however, SOCW 312A 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 2021 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: 250-721-8035
Email: swadvise@uvic.ca