The Social Work Program is geared towards preparing students for generalist social work that is comparable to international standard.
The Social Work Program is committed in general development of students on scientific study of Social Work for the service of humanity
Program Intended Learning Objective (PILO)
At the end of the Program, the BS Social Work students must be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes in engaging in a generalist helping process and planned change process for therapeutic, protective, preventive and transformative purposes.
- Analyze critically the origin, development and purposes of social work in the Philippines.
- Critique the impacts of global and national socio-structural inadequacies, discrimination and oppression on quality of life.
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and social environment with emphasis on the person-in-situation dynamic for social work assessment and intervention
- Critique social welfare policies, programs and services of the locality, country and /or region in terms of relevance, responsiveness, accessibility and availability to target populations
- Engage in advocacy work to promote socio-economic and cultural rights and well-being
- Generate resources for networking and partnership development.
*Source: CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 39, Series of 2017
The Bachelor of Science in Social Work program requires the acquisition and application of beginning level of knowledge, attitudes, values and skills in enhancing the social functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities, linking people with needed resources, improving the operation of social service delivery networks and promoting social justice through organizing and advocacy.
The BSSW Program in the Philippines is practiced based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion and empowerment and liberation of people. Principle of Social Justice, human rights, collective responsibility, respect for diversities are central to social work.
Possible Career Paths:
- Case manager
- Social Work Counselor
- Community Organizer
- Researcher in social welfare agencies
- Policy/legislative advocacy officer
- Social welfare and development officer in local government units
- Social agency manager
- Officer for program/project development and management
- Local Social Worker
- International Social Worker