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Bachelor of Social Work with Minor

Bachelor's Degree Programme
(Full-time)

Equip students for entry into the social work profession.

Bachelor of Social Work with Minor


Overview

Watch our programme briefing video at the SUSS e-Open House. You can also sign up to attend enrichment talks by industry experts on 27 Aug and 3 Sep 2022.

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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.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for full-time undergraduate programmes. Besides meeting the course requirements, applicants are required to rank Social Work within the first and second choice to be considered for shortlisting for interview. There will be additional admission criteria to better target students who are aligned to the educational philosophy of our full-time programmes. This will be done through interviews and selection tests.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

In addition to the financial aid schemes available to all students from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, there are study awards/grants which are open to Bachelor of Social Work with Minor students. They are as follows:

Programme Structure

Students pursuing the full-time Major-Minor programmes are required to complete 200 credit units (cu), which include:

  • 40 cu of SUSS Core
  • 100 cu of Major Courses: 70 cu Compulsory Courses + 30 cu Elective Courses
  • 40 cu of Minor Courses
  • 10 cu of an Integrative Course
  • 10 cu of an Applied Project

Graduates are required to meet the practicum requirements of the SWAAB, in order to seek professional recognition by the SWAAB.
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 cu
SUSS CORE RESTRICTED
10 cu
SUSS CORE UNRESTRICTED
20 cu
COMPULSORY
90 cu
ELECTIVE
30 cu

(Must complete at least 10 cu of Level 3 or higher courses)

MINOR COURSES
40 cu

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.

Graduates can look forward to enriching careers in family service centres, children and youth centres, hospitals, hospices and other community or social service agencies.

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