Bachelor of Social Sciences
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Bachelor of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Kathmandu University)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) is an undergraduate program offered by Kathmandu University (KU) that teaches subjects to help understand human nature and their social behavior. Some of the major subject includes like Sociology, Psychology, Criminology that helps to establish general principles about individuals and groups. This program also deals with subject such as Political Science, Human Ecology, International Development, Public Policy, Sustainability, Demography, Governance and Economics that affects society as a whole.

BoSS in KU is a unique and innovative 4 year program, spreading over eight semesters covering a total of 129 credit hours. This program provides 16 weeks of theoretical and practical knowledge to the students in each semester empowering them to focus on the dynamics of the society and the social challenges to find solutions to social issues at national and international level. After the completion of the course, graduates can work independently as researchers or social entrepreneur or work in social organizations, policy institutes, research institutes, governmental and non-governmental organization and private organizations. Also, this course gives students an option of taking foreign language as a part of the course.

College offering Bachelor of Social Sciences in KU.

National College, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Phone No.: +977-01-4420871, +977-01-4440410, +977-01-4443511 

For further information, please visit info@nationalcollege.edu.np


Objective

  • To produce social entrepreneur, analysts and social researchers 
  • To provide theoretical and practical knowledge to the students to build up a deeper understanding of the social change process from social, psychological, cultural and political perspective 
  • To produce the human resources with a high level of executive and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to solve social issues at local, national and international level 
  • To develop proficient and enthusiastic human resources outfitted with the research skills, both qualitative and quantitative for the application in social sciences 
  • To produce successful human resources who can carry out, analyze and execute plans and policies for the overall development of local and international community 
  • To help students to improve their intellectual and analytical abilities, decision making, leadership and gain understanding of the local and global society to build a successful career 
  • To provide cross-culture awareness, social research skills, knowledge of health care management and project planning and analysis


Admission Requirements

  • Students must have completed their 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board) or Proficiency Certificate Level(PCL), or equivalent level certificate with minimum 45% in aggregate or at least grade D in three subjects in the Advance Level. 
  • The applicant must pass entrance examination comprising of written or oral tests with the minimum pass score. Written exam will include the subjects; Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. 

Required Documents: 

1. Copy of a Character Certificate 

2. Copy of a School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or equivalent mark sheet 

3. Copy of a 10+2 (HSEB) or equivalent transcript 

4. Copy of a Migration Certificate (Original during the admission) 

5. Copy of a Character Certificate 

6. Copy of a Citizenship Certificate or valid Passport 


Course of Study

1st Semester

  • English I (Writing and Vocabulary)
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Sociology I
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Nepali I (Grammar & Writing)
  • Seminar: Creative Writing

2nd Semester

  • English II (Literature)
  • Foreign Language A- Chinese I
  • Foreign Language A- German I
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Politics, State and Society
  • Nepali II (Literature)
  • Seminar: Oral & Poster Presentation

3rd Semester

  • SOCIOLOGY II
  • Social Mobilization
  • Indigenous People and Culture
  • Social Psychology
  • GIS in Social Science
  • Foreign Language B- Chinese II
  • Foreign Language B- German II

4th Semester

  • Social and Cultural Change
  • Media and Society
  • Ethnicity and Social Inclusion
  • Economics of Social Issues
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Biography & Philosophy

5th Semester

  • Conflict and Society
  • Religions, Ethics and Society
  • Globalization and Society
  • Crime and Society
  • Women and Feminism Studies
  • Governance and Social Accountability

6th Semester

  • Project Analysis and Design
  • Heritage, Tourism and Society
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology

7th Semester

  • Internship
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 1- Demographic Sociology I- Rural sociology
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 1- Demographic Sociology II- Urban sociology
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 1- Demographic Sociology III- Sociology of Migration
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 2- Development Anthropology I- Anthropology of Modernization
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 2- Development Anthropology II- Anthropology of Technology Development
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 2- Development Anthropology III- Anthropology of Natural Resource Management
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 3- Social Policy I- Health Concept and Policy
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 3- Social Policy II- Educational Policy
  • Electives (select one area of three subjects) Area 3- Social Policy III- Human Rights

8th Semester

  • Project Work
  • International Relations

Scope and Career Prospects

This program focuses to produce 

  • Social Researchers 
  • Community Health Worker 
  • Social Entrepreneur 
  • Demographer 
  • Diplomat 
  • Economist 
  • Environmental Consultant 
  • Ethics Adviser 
  • Human Resource Manager 
  • Resource Development Officer 
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Public Relation Officer



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