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 service-learning project. Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to produce graduates who are professionally competent, social-minded and self-directed learners.
The academic admission requirements are: (a) at least three passes in H2 content subjects; or (b) a local polytechnic diploma, an international baccalaureate diploma or a diploma from NUS High School; or (c) an equivalent of (a) or (b). Applicants with (c) have to submit SAT1 scores. 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.
Graduates can look forward to enriching careers in family service centres, children and youth centres, hospitals, hospices and other community or social service agencies.
Students pursuing the full-time Major-Minor programmes are required to complete 200 credit units (cu), which include:
- 40 cu of Common Curriculum
- 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
|Social Work Major-Minor Programme|
* Elective 1 & Elective 2 are courses offered by SUSS to be taken in the evening outside your major. You may refer for the course lists here.
# It is possible to be exempted from these electives. Click here for details.
|Social Work Major - Compulsory 70 cu
||Major Electives - 30 cu (Choose 6)
|Minor Courses (to be taken in the evening)
Please note that not all courses are presented every semester and some courses have pre-requisites. You are to select ONE minor from the list of minors available.
Integrative Course & Applied Project
|Compulsory Non Credit Programme Graduation Requirements||