Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW)

Program Aims (PAs)

The BSSW program aims to:  
  1. Provide students with a coherent body of knowledge on social work centered on the core values of the profession including service, social justice, dignity and worth of the individual, importance and centrality of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
  1. Develop the students’ critical thinking abilities to design, implement and evaluate social work processes and programs to meet desired needs and requirements under various constraints;
  1. Equip the students with skills to integrate the knowledge, values and skills of the social work profession for competent practice in settings with individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, and communities;
  1. Prepare the students for lifelong-learning by stimulating their interests, upgrading their skills and encouraging autonomous learning; and,
  1. Produce Social Work professionals who are ever mindful of the Josephian values of faith, communion and service.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Knowledge, Skills & Values

Upon completion of the program, the graduates should be able to:

A1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in engaging in a generalist helping process and planned change process for therapeutic, protective, preventive, and transformative purposes.

A2. Analyze critically the origin, development and purposes of social work in the Philippines.

A3. Critique the impacts of global and national socio-cultural inadequacies discrimination, and oppression on quality of life.

  1. Application

Upon completion of the program, the graduates should be able to:

B1. Apply knowledge of human behavior and social environment with emphasis on the person-in-institution dynamic for social work assessment and intervention;

B2. 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;

B3. Engage in advocacy work to promote socio-economic and cultural rights and well-being.

  1. Degree of Independence

Upon completion of the program, the graduates should be able to:    

C1.  Produce a portfolio of recordings, case studies and other social work documentation to reflect the quality and progress of practice;

C2. Use supervision to develop critical self-reflective practice for personal and professional growth;

C3. Generate resources and develop networks and partnerships and; engage in social work practices that promote diversity and difference in client systems.


Jobs for Registered Social Workers include the following:

  • Family Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Community Development
  • Child Welfare Social Worker
  • Medical/Public Health Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • Social and Human Services Assistant
  • Gerontology Social Workers
  • Social Work Administrator
  • Social Planner
  • Social Researcher
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Project Development Officer

Study Plan

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