A path to prepare you to be ‘Thinker’ and ‘Catalyst’ of social work of tomorrow.
The Bachelor of Social Work pertains studies in the methodology of social work practice, social policy, and organizational management with its emphasis on human value and ethics. Graduates will develop skills to promote social change, disentangle human relationships, empower and liberate people to reach their full potential and enhance well-being. Two field placements provide students the opportunity to apply their knowledge acquired whilst furthering their experience to working in different and dynamic environments. This program is a path to prepare you as ‘thinker’, advocate, risk assessor, care manager, agent of social control and social change.
4 years full-time (day) programme
Total number of credits for graduation
Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only)
Classes take place from September to May each academic year. Summer classes, internships and examinations may be scheduled in June and July. Please refer to the official academic calendar for the most updated information.
On average, students will have approximately 18.5 hours of classes each week. Classes are scheduled from Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 to 18:15. Exceptionally, classes may be scheduled in the evenings or on Saturdays.
- Strongly links academic learning with professional practice.
- Entrains our students the ability to think ahead with scientific research evidence.
- Enables our students to reach out to other communities of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The most dynamic and internationalized learning environment, USJ has always been proactive to educate outstanding thinkers and social work practitioners to serve and reach out to diverse communities. Our graduates are equipped with skills that could intervene individuals, families, and groups who are in the midst of frustration and vulnerability, and strive to make a difference through community organizations. We have an exceptional Faculty coming from different corners of the world and very much at the forefront of social work practice, research and training. They are highly qualified experts in their respective fields, enthusiastic and engaged in a multitude of research projects.
We believe that social work education at a tertiary level should primarily be the training of the minds, and form professional leaders in an evidence-based practice and decision-making model. At USJ, we are certain you will enjoy the opportunity to participate in this exciting journey to deal with social issues first hand at the heart of a growing city. We welcome your interest and look forward to seeing you as you explore a social work career in a dynamic environment like the University of Saint Joseph.
Prof. Suzette Agcaoili
- This programme allows graduates to work in varied contexts such as social welfare and development services, medical and health services, geriatric care, disability services, correctional services, child and family services, youth services, international development.
- Graduates may also be involved in community work, individual and family counselling, group work, policy development, advocacy and research.
Students must complete all the following modules
Please click on any specific module to see its description.