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Bachelor of Social Sciences | KU

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) is an undergraduate program offered by Kathmandu University (KU). It encompasses subjects that aid in understanding human nature and behavior within society. Major subjects covered include Sociology, Psychology, and Criminology, which establish general principles about individuals and groups. The course also addresses subjects such as Political Science, Human Ecology, International Development, Public Policy, Sustainability, Demography, Governance, and Economics, all of which have a significant impact on society as a whole.

BoSS at Kathmandu University is a unique and innovative four-year course spanning eight semesters, with a total of 129 credit hours. Each semester provides students with 16 weeks of theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling them to focus on understanding the dynamics of society and seeking solutions to social issues at national and international levels. Upon completion of the degree, graduates have the opportunity to work independently as researchers or social entrepreneurs, as well as in policy institutes, research institutions, government and non-governmental organizations, and private organizations. Additionally, students have the option to study a foreign language as part of the course.

Objectives of Bachelor of Social Sciences

To accomplish the above objectives, Bachelor of Social Science program aims:

  • To cultivate social entrepreneurs, analysts, and social researchers.
  • To impart theoretical and practical knowledge to students, fostering a deeper understanding of the social change process from social, psychological, cultural, and political perspectives.
  • To produce highly skilled individuals equipped with executive and entrepreneurial knowledge to address societal issues at local, national, and international levels.
  • To develop proficient and enthusiastic human resources with both qualitative and quantitative research skills applicable to social sciences.
  • To produce competent individuals capable of formulating, analyzing, and implementing plans and policies for the holistic development of local and international communities.
  • To enhance students' intellectual and analytical abilities, decision-making skills, leadership qualities, and understanding of local and global societies, thereby facilitating successful career development.
  • To promote cross-cultural awareness, communal research skills, and knowledge of healthcare management, as well as project planning and analysis.

These objectives collectively contribute to preparing students for impactful roles in various sectors and empowering them to make positive contributions to society.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Social Sciences

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board) or Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL), or an equivalent level certificate, with a minimum aggregate of 45% or at least grade D in three subjects in A-Level.
  • Successful completion of the entrance examination, which consists of written or oral tests. The minimum passing score is required. The written exam will cover the subjects of Mathematics, English, and General Knowledge.

Required Documents:

  • Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
  • Copy of Character Certificates.
  • Copy of Secondary Education Examination (SEE) or equivalent mark sheet.
  • Copy of 10+2 (HSEB) or equivalent transcript.
  • Copy of Migration Certificate (Original to be provided during the admission process).
  • Copy of Citizenship Certificate or valid Passport.

Career and Scope

Bachelor of Social Science program focuses on producing professionals in various fields, including:

  • Social Researchers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Demographers
  • Diplomats
  • Economists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Ethics Advisers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Resource Development Officers
  • Policy Analysts
  • Public Relations Officers

These diverse career paths reflect the comprehensive and interdisciplinary nature of the BoSS degree, preparing graduates for impactful roles in their respective fields.