Social Work is a relatively young profession in Singapore. Over the years, the social service sector blossomed and social work has become a promising career for young people who aspire to work with people from diverse backgrounds to promote and facilitate positive changes in their lives. This programme aims to equip students for entry into the social work profession. The programme is designed to develop your knowledge and skills as positive change agents in society and in the lives of the individuals, families and communities you serve. The programme also prepare students for indirect social work in the areas of social policy, planning and evaluation.
The Bachelor of Social Work with Minor is a four-year direct honours programme. To graduate, students are required to complete a total of 200 credit units (cu), inclusive of 40 cu of Common Curriculum courses. The Common Curriculum courses are first-year courses designed to hone students’ conceptual and writing abilities along with their communication skills. Students are also required to complete 1,000 hours of supervised social work field education (work attachment), an overseas experience and community engagement. Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to produce graduates who are professionally competent, social-minded and self-directed learners.