Pre-Professional Pathways

Start your pathway to professional programs at Booth University College. Studying at Booth UC prepares you for the admission requirements at other Canadian institutions. It’s your first step toward programs that aren’t currently offered at Booth UC such as law, education, and nursing. Once you’ve completed 1-4 years of study with us, you’ll be ready to apply for your professional program of choice.  


As a non-award bearing program, the pre-BSW program provides students without the required foundation in post-secondary studies to prepare for their application to the Bachelor of Social Work program at Booth University College.

Program Overview

The pre-BSW allows the student to begin their studies in the Booth UC core curriculum as well as begin their introduction to Social Work classes and General Electives. While 21 credits and a CGPA of 2.5 are the minimum requirements for an application to the BSW program, students can study in the pre-BSW program for two full years (60 credits).

When the student has gained enough credits and adequate CGPA, the student can prepare to apply to the School of Social Work during the winter term for a start next fall. All credits taken or transferred into the pre-BSW pathway will apply towards the 120 credits required in the Bachelor of Social Work program.

Course Options

School of Social Work Courses

  • SWK110: Introduction to Social Work (3)
  • SWK220: Introduction to Social Welfare (3)
  • SWK232: Social Work Foundation I (3)
  • SWK220: Introduction to Social Welfare (3)

Booth UC Core Curriculum

  • ENG100: University Writing (3)
  • Social Science (6)
  • Math/Science (6)
  • REL270: World Religions (3)
  • REL100: Introduction to Christianity (6)
  • REL2XX: a second year (or higher) course in the Christian tradition (3)
  • ENG107: Representative English Literature (6)

General Electives

  • 18 credits of General Electives

pre-Education, pre-Law, and pre-Nursing

“The knowledge I gained at Booth UC through the courses, interactions with professors and conversations with fellow students have proven to be essential to my own personal and professional growth. Booth UC cares for the whole student as an individual. I have tried to emulate this in my career as an educator…If you can find an area of passion through Liberal Arts education you will find that learning is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and by extension the people and world around you.”
– Jeff Armstrong (BA/09)
Teacher, Valley Gardens Middle School

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