Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (BSW)

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Advent/September, Easter/January, Trinity/May Intakes – Full-time Day and Evening Main/Mukono, Evening at Kampala campus, Full-time Day and Weekend at Arua campus, Full-time Day at Bishop Barham University College, and Full- time Day at Mbale Constituent College campuses

In addition to the other University admission requirements for undergraduate Programmes, one of the following categories will allow admission to this course:

Direct Bachelor degree applicants
• Two A Level Principal Passes, with at least one in either economics or entrepreneurship.
Diploma applicants
• One A’level Principal Pass;
• Mature Age Exam;
• All applicants are required to complete a departmental interview.

Three years with maximum of five years to complete

Social work professionals are recognized as leaders in social change, development, empowerment and liberation. Based in Christian principles, the Bachelor of Social Work Programme reinforces not only nurturing and caring for the marginalized population, but also provides curriculum and practical application of social justice and human rights and addresses life challenges, wellbeing and respect for diversity.

Through lectures, discussion and projects requiring critical thinking, foundational, and content-specific knowledge are delivered in courses. In addition to foundational courses, courses include topics in: psychology, anthropology, sociology, social work, economics, rural development issues, nonprofit organizations, work with elderly and terminally ill, child and family social work and project planning, among others.

Graduates are qualified for positions that include probation officer, social welfare officer, medical and clinical social worker, child protection officer, career advisor, charity officer, counselor, social activist and youth and adult guidance workers.