BSW – Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW)

Course Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is a four-year course designed and offered by Tribhuvan University. This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills required for a professional career as a social worker. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program learn about human behaviors, social welfare policies, and research methods for working with individuals and families in micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Students study theoretical concepts as well as gain practical training to address critical situations while serving the poor children, the mentally ill, or the elderly people. The course enables students to acquire core social work practices. BSW is appropriate for those students who are interested in working in different settings, each with their own goals and challenges, but with the shared purpose of serving the common good.


Department Contact Info

01-4955457, 01-4955458

BSW course mainly concerns with the support for:

  • Elderly people
  • People with disabilities
  • Patients with chronic, acute or terminal diagnoses
  • People in grief or loss
  • People with mental illness

Sites for Social Workers

  • Hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes
  • Community health service centers
  • State and local governments including child welfare agencies, and departments of health and human services
  • Schools and other youth-serving organizations
  • Old age homes/Orphanages


Minimum D+ grade in each subject of grade 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.8 or more

Or, Minimum score of Second Division marks in 10+2, PCL or Equivalent in any discipline

Students who want to enroll for BBM Program must pass the CMAT examination.

Reasons to Study BSW at SWSC

  • Holistic approach to teaching Social Work education
  • Field visit to NGOs/INGOs and other sites as per the requirement of the subject
  • Regular paper presentation, summary records, and case study
  • Conduction of Individual Conference, Group Conference, Neighbourhood Camp, Rural Camp, Urban Camp, etc.
  • Theoretical and Practical knowledge of the relevant subjects
  • Arrangement of field visits, internship, and job placement
  • Collaborative and conducive research environment
  • Seminars and workshops by national/international leading experts, academicians, and other professionals

Scope and Career Prospects

BSW is one of the reliable fields of study regarding career advancements and job opportunities in Nepal. It is evident from the fact that several organizations actively involved in the overall well-being of underprivileged groups or communities welcome BSW graduates and assign them different fields of work. Some students even pursue higher education in foreign countries and get employed based on their merits. After completing the BSW degree, the graduates can undertake responsibilities of different positions in:

  • Government Jobs
  • Research and Field Work
  • Human Service Providing Agencies, Child Welfare Organizations, and other Social Welfare related fields
  • Academic Sector

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