Future students

Find your edge in UVic's School of Social Work.

The emerging vision of the School of Social Work commits us to social justice, anti-racist, anti-oppressive social work practices, and to promoting critical enquiry that respects the diversity of knowing and being. Our Mission Statement provides greater detail on how this relates to our practice, our scholarly activities and our approach to education. 

Why social work at UVic?

Here, you'll learn how to impact change with our flexible and innovative programs. Choose from the standard program or one of three specializations in our Bachelor of Social Work program, or develop critical skills with one of our three distinct Master of Social Work programs.

Our program emphasizes social justice, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches to working with communities, families and individuals. In addition to the comprehensive program, we also offer child welfare, Indigenous and Indigenous child welfare specializations.

We are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education

Learn where you live

Study while making a difference in your own community—there are distance education options for both our BSW and MSW programs.

Find out what the UVic School of Social Work can offer you