Bachelor

Faculty of Social Sciences


A path to prepare you to be ‘Thinker’ and ‘Catalyst’ of social work of tomorrow.

Description
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.

Typical Duration
4 years full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium
English / Portuguese / Chinese

Total number of credits for graduation
149

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus 

Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to May

Weekly schedule
approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays
09:00 to 18:30


Key Features

  • 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.

Coordinator's Message

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. Ning Tang


Typical Career Options

  • 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.

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1 Bachelor
LSW212
3.00 credits
LSW213
3.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
LSW211
3.00 credits
LIS230
3.00 credits
LSW110
3.00 credits
LSW111
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LSW228
3.00 credits
LSW227
3.00 credits
LSW223
3.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
LSW220
3.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LSW309
3.00 credits
LSW310
3.00 credits
LSW307
3.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
LSW305
3.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LSW402
8.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
LSW401
6.00 credits
Others
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
Others
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
Others
PTG104
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
Others
CHN104
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits