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Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work

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  • Objectives
    Camosun College offers an Associate Degree that provides a range of integrated courses (Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, First Nations Studies, Social Policy, English) intended for students who are considering a career in social work. The Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work provides you with two years of interdisciplinary studies, in line with provincially established Associate Degree requirements. This program provides all the courses necessary to transfer directly to third year in the Bachelor of Social Work Degree program at University of Victoria or other university social work BSW programs. As you work through your studies, you will complete 20 university transferable courses earning an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work
  • Course description
    Year 1
    Course                                                 Credits

    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
        or
        ENGL 164     First Nations Literature     3.0
    MATH 116     Elementary Statistics     4.0
        or any UT Math/Stats/Comp
    SOC 100     3.0
    PSYC 154     3.0
    FNCS 116 or any UT Humanities     3.0
    One Lab Science course (PSYC 110 recommended)     3.0
    Any UT Science     3.0
    And two of:
        SOC 104           3.0
        SOC 106           3.0
        SOC 110           3.0
        SOC 112           3.0
        SOC 160           3.0
        SOC 162           3.0
    Total Credits     31.0
     
    Year 2
    Course     Credits
    SOCW 211     Introduction to Social Work     3.0
    SOCW 212     Social Welfare in Canada     3.0
    Two 2nd year Humanities courses
      (HIST 204 or HIST 206 recommended)     6.0
    Four 2nd year UT courses     12.0
    Three electives - any UT     9.0
    Total Credits     33.0

    All programs contain a blend of Arts and Science courses so as to support the concept of a broad education. All courses need to be transferable to at least one BC university. In the course description, this is indicated by (T).

    Internship Options                       Credits

    COOP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    Total Credits
        6.0

     
    Coop Options                               Credits

    COOP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    ASDG 201     Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2)     6.0
    Total Credits
        12.0


    Notes:

       1. Completion of a minimum of 20 semester courses or their equivalents, as outlined above with a minimum overall average of “C” (GPA of 2.0).
       2. Students must consult the institution they plan to attend to verify transferability and acceptance for further studies in social work. 

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