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BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)

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B.S.W. or Bachelor of Social Work is an undergraduate Social Work course. Social Work refers to various services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase their welfare. B.S.W. is of 3 years duration. The minimum duration of completing this course is 3 years and the maximum duration of completing this course is 6 years. It is available as Full-Time Course and through Distance Education Program or Correspondence. IGNOU is one of the leading Institutes which provide BSW. It is also referred to as B.A. (SW) which stands for Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Social Work Courses impart education on the values of Social Work and consciously applying these in practice. This Course enables one to become a Social worker who can help people suffering from homelessness, poverty, violence, abuses, and diseases like cancer, AIDS, etc. This course is most suited to people who want to bring a change in the society through Social Work which may include helping the repressed and the underprivileged.

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Bachelor of Social Work Eligibility
  • Aspiring students should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent from a government recognized school board.
  • Students with a background in social work, psychology, social science, sociology or any other related fields will get preference over others.
  • Some Institutes also conduct a written test followed by a personal interview for admission.
Bachelor of Social Work Course Suitability
  • They should have the ability to listen carefully, ask pertinent questions and retain verbally transmitted information which is crucial to the counseling aspect of social work.
  • Candidates should also be able to evaluate one’s own performance and work toward improving it, i.e. an invaluable skill.
  • Applicants also possess the ability to coordinate communication and action among multiple parties as the work of social workers is to connect people to one another.
How is Bachelor of Social Work Course Beneficial?
  • Social Work Degree provides qualifications for employment with many Human Service Providing Agencies.
  • Social Work Graduate programs enable one to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
  • BSW is not a Conventional Career and as such is especially meant for those who have the capability of working hard under precarious working conditions. Social Work Careers are available for Social Workers in private as well as public sector companies.
  • Social workers can easily get jobs as counselors in healthcare, adoption, environmental protection, community policing, etc.
Bachelor of Social Work Employment Areas
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Counseling Centres
  • Mental Hospitals
  • Old Age Homes
  • Prisons
  • Correction Cells
  • MNCs
  • HR Department of Industries
  • NGOs
  • Human Rights Agencies
  • Disaster Management Departments
  • Health Industry
  • Education Sector
  • Natural Resources Management Companies
  • Gender Issues Associations or Groups
Bachelor of Social Work Job Types
  • Criminology Specialist
  • Labour Welfare Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Executive Officer
  • Trainee Officer
  • Social Security Officer
  • Probation Officer
Advance Course in Bachelor of Social Work
  • M.S.W.
  • M.A. (Social Work)

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