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Transferring to UVic - Social Work Major

Here's what to take in your first year at Camosun if you're planning to transfer to UVic.

This program is competitive entry. As a minimum, you must get at least an overall GPA of a B- but your grades are only one factor for admission.

Update: This outline has been compiled from the Faculty sections of UVic’s online 2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Calendar (May 2017)

These are the courses UVic recommends for first year so that you stay on track with the overall requirements of the program. While we have followed UVic's program outline as closely as we can, sometimes we add suggestions and recommendations of our own to ensure a smooth transfer.

You may take a minimum of eight (see "What to take for first year") to a maximum of 20 Camosun courses to transfer to UVic for this major. If you would like to complete the maximum of 20 courses at Camosun in 2 calendar years, you must take a minimum of 10 courses per year.

What to take for first year

  Course Course Name Notes
One of SOCW 211 Introduction to Social Work  
IST 205 Indigenous Intro to Social Work  
One of SOCW 212 Social Welfare in Canada  
IST 206 Indigenous Social Welfare  
One of ENGL 151 Academic Writing Strategies  
ENGL 161 Literary Genres  
ENGL 163 Introduction to Literary Traditions  
ENGL 164 Indigenous Literature  
Five of Electives An elective is any course that transfers to UVic. Use the BC Transfer Guide to confirm course transferability.


Contact a Camosun Academic Advisor.

For specific questions about UVic’s admission policies, deadlines and GPA requirements, contact the UVic Welcome Centre.

Year 2 and beyond

The remaining 12 courses are all electives. UVic suggests a wide variety of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Some subject examples are: English, History, Asia, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Indigenous Studies. 

Learn more by reading UVic's information on their Admissions FAQ page for Social Work. 

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