Pursue your passion for community change and personal empowerment with a degree in social work.
Study the holistic, interdisciplinary, activist nature of social work, and its commitment to justice and community service. Prepare for a rewarding career supporting vulnerable members of our society.
60 credits, 2 Years,
Prepare for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities.
Examine power in relation to class, poverty, health, age, gender, and ethnicity and how it affects the welfare of vulnerable members of our society.
Study a curriculum that advocates for justice and equality, and equips you with the practical, intellectual and professional skills required to promote beneficial change.
Discover a self-reflective balance between the following:
- theory and practice
- research, teaching and community service
- critical self-awareness and respect for the ideas of others
Apply for entrance to the Social Work program after completing 60 credit hours (two years) of study in the humanities and sciences. Study contemporary theory and put it to work in a relevant field placement.
Applications are also accepted from those with a community college social service worker certificate.
- School social worker
- Corrections officer
- Refugee settlement counsellor
- Social policy analyst
- Law enforcement
- Health care social worker
Why at UNBC
- Earn the necessary academic qualifications to apply for certification as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) from the BC College of Social Workers
- Learn from faculty who are active in professional social work service and recognized for meaningful and personal commitment to the classroom and community
- Focus on northern and remote areas, Indigenous peoples, women, anti-oppressive and community practice
- Participate in classroom and web-based instruction, complemented by field placements that match your interest and skill development
'En Cha Huná
UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, reminds us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” 'En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.
International Admission Requirements - short
International applicants must also meet the requirements outlined in General Requirements.
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English, must submit evidence of English language proficiency prior to admission. Applicants from some countries are exempt from this requirement.
Tuition and Fees
Approximate Costs per Academic Year
(30 credit hours, 10 courses)
* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
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- 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
- $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.