Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (Social Work)

Professional social work practice in Malaysia is becoming much more relevant in the last few decades because of rapid urbanization, changes in family structures, diminishing traditional support network and the increasing number of social problems. The main purpose of social work is about the enhancement of human well-being and the promotion of social justice and social development. The courses offered by this programme are intended to prepare and equip the students with knowledge on the interaction between human and society, Students learn theories and skills in social work to enable them to play their roles effectively in helping or working with individuals, groups and communities as well as formulating social policies. This programme is broad-based, drawing on knowledge from other social science disciplines and behavioural sciences, such as planning, management, and both communication and interpersonal skills. 

        • Engage empathetically with people requiring social work intervention and/in order to address their needs in a professionally competent manner, 
        • Apply the values of social work throughout their practice and critically analyse social issues, policies and services in order to constructively contribute to developing responses at both the micro and macro level which can reduce social problems, 
        • Be able to conduct research on social issues that can be utilized for solving problem of immediate concern of target groups (particularly the marginalized groups) in order to bring about change to individual, group, and community and to improve their well-being, and 
        • Use reflection and continuous learning to enhance professional competencies. 
        • Researchers,
        • Analysts
        • Educators.
        • Graduates interested in education, for example, can become high school teachers in many social science subjects, such as social studies, geography, and history 

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