University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Social Work (Special)
Social Work as a profession has existed for over one hundred years. As a formal, professional activity, Social Work is a manifestation of the community and society coming to an agreement that people who are facing difficult circumstances should not only have to rely on the goodwill of the churches, the wealthy, or concerned individuals. This is one of the reasons why you will find that majority of social workers work in government agencies. However, an increasing number of traditional nongovernmental or voluntary agencies are becoming more professionalized.
In addition to responding to those in crisis or need, social work has always had a strong commitment to protecting human rights and securing justice for the disadvantaged. Social workers are found in a wide range of settings. The majority work with children, young adults, older persons, and those who are directly involved in their lives, on those occasions when these persons are confronted by personal, socio-economic, and even political challenges and tasks.
- Listing ID: 5338
- Institution Category: Universities
- Institution Type: Public
- Field of Study: Social Sciences
- Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
- Qualification Level:
- Education Sector: Higher Education
- ISCED Code: 09 Health and Welfare- 092 Welfare - 0923 Social Work and Counselling
- Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
- Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
"FULL TIME (3 Year Programme): Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level/BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) which must include English Language and Mathematics AND Two double Units CAPE subjects or 2 GCE A-Level subjects. PART TIME (4 Year Programme): Five CSEC subjects (General Proficiency Grades I-III) or GCE O'Level / BGCSE subjects (Grades A-C) with compulsory English Language and Mathematics. Note: Departmental requirements apply for the BSc. Social Work
programme. These include two (2) references, a personal statement, and information on co- and extra-curricular activities and/or an interview."
- Number of Credits: 99