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Bachelor of Social Work | PU

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is introduced to produce trained and skilled professionals in the field of social work. This degree provides students with knowledge that help to make a positive impact in the society, sense of purpose and an array of career options. This program covers a large range of theoretical concepts and practical skills. The curriculum of this program prepares graduates to use a common helping process on various levels, ranging from individuals to communities.
BSW offered by the Purbanchal University (PU) is a three years long academic degree, which consists of six semesters and 90 credit hours. Apart from classroom training, students are provided with field practicum, rural & urban camps, and neighborhood camp. The syllabus covers various issues on human right, gender, child right and juvenile justice etc. In order to complete this program successfully, students must have to undertake subjects like Social work field practicum and skills lab, Academic English, Human Growth and Behavior, Social Case Work and Group Work, Sociology, History and Philosophy, Introduction to Nepali Society, Psychiatric, Neighborhood camp, Community Organization, and Social Action.

Objectives of Bachelor of Social Work

The key objectives BSW degree are as follows:

  • To provide students with theoretical knowledge required for understanding client's behavior.
  • To make students understand their ethical and professional responsibilities.
  • To enhance students' critical thinking and communication skills.
  • To enable students to function efficiently within diverse organization and agency.
  • To enable students to take leadership roles when required.
  • To produce proficient professionals.

The continuous change in the environment directly influences our daily life including kids, families and people of all socioeconomic background, resulting in the rise of demand for skilled professionals. Moreover, it has been predicted that the demand of social worker will rise in the coming days. BSW degree holder can find employment opportunities in family, child and health services, youth, child protection & justice, disability services, mental health, community organizations and prohibition services. Upon completion of BSW program, an individual can pursue master- level education & research. In addition to this, graduates can find work in:

  • Research institutions and consultancies
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Media sectors, news agencies, radios and TV
  • School/ universities
  • Bank commercial institutions corporate sectors
  • Government organization, INGO/NGO

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Social Work

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students willing to pursue BSW degree must have completed +2 in any stream from a recognized college, board or university.
  • Students must have to submit a copy of their academic certificates and accurately filled application form while applying for the admission.

Career and Scope

Job Prospects:

An individual with BSW degree can work as:

  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • High intensity therapist
  • Family support worker
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Community development worker
  • Charity officer