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Social Work Pre-Major - Associate Degree (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$7,226.67
Tuition: $6,346.14
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:138.00
Bus Pass Fee:177.60
Lab Fee:75.93
Health and Dental Fee:459.00
Total Fees:$880.53

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

The Social Work Pre-Major pathway consists of two years of coursework, primarily in social sciences and humanities, that prepare the student for competitive admission to Year 3 in a Social Work degree program at BC and Alberta institutions.

The pre-major pathway provides the first two full years of study towards a four-year degree. All Social Work courses are taken in the final two years of study.  

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school graduation (or equivalent)
  • Math 11 or equivalent (Foundation of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus Math 11, MATH 080)
  • Minimum 65% in English 12 or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills are also recommended

Flexible Assessment:
Credit can be awarded for one or more courses in this program through FA - Yes

Program Outline

Part A – English Requirements: 6 credits

Suggested courses:

  • ENGL-100
  • ENGL-101 or ENGL-102

Part B – Science Requirements: 9 credits

Suggested courses:

  • MATH-101
  • STAT-106
  • 3 credits in a Laboratory Sciences. Suggested courses: Any one of CHEM 100 or CHEM 101 or BIOL 101 or BIOL 151 or GEOG 101 or GEOL 105 or PHYS 103

Part C – Arts Requirements: 36 credits

6 credits in Social Science (ANTH, CRIM, ECON, ENST, POLI, PSYC and SOCI). Suggested courses: SOCI-101 & SOCI-102

6 credits in Humanities other than English (FA, COMC, FNST, FREN, HIST, KTUN, PHIL, RELS, SPAN). Suggested courses: FNST-101 & FNST-203

24 additional Arts credits. Suggested courses:

  • ANTH-101 or ANTH-105
  • ANTH-211 or PHIL-201
  • SOCI-240
  • HIST-211 or POLI-203 or 200-level CRIM
  • PSYC-101
  • PSYC-102
  • PSYC-207 or PSYC-240 or CRIM-210
  • RELS-112 or RELS-180 or PHIL-101 or CRIM-103/PSYC-103 or 100-level Elective

Part D – Art, Science or other area requirements: 9 credits

Suggested courses:

  • HSWR-200
  • HSWR-201
  • COMC-253

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Example of Course Outline for: Social Work Pre-Major - Associate Degree

Year 1


Note: ANTH-105 (Introduction to Health and Wellness in Indigenous Communities) can be taken instead of ANTH-101 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)


Note: ENGL-101 (Introduction to Poetry and Drama) can be taken instead of ENGL-102 (Introduction to Prose Fiction)

Year 2


Note: ANTH-211 (Anthropology of Gender) can be taken instead of PHIL-201 (Social & Political Philosophy)



  • For your laboratory science you can take CHEM-101, BIOL-101, BIOL-151, GEOG-101, GEOL-105 or PHYS-103 instead of taking CHEM-100
  • PSYC-240 (Introduction to Abnormal Psychology) or CRIM-210 (Law, Youth and Young Offenders) can be taken instead of PSYC-207 (Social Psychology)
  • RELS-112, PHIL-101, CRIM-103, PSYC-103 or any 100-level elective can be taken instead of RELS-180 (The Search for Meaning)
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