The Bachelor of Social Work ( BSW) at The Department of Social Work is a professional degree in compliance with the Global Standards of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). The program aims to educate, train, and prepare culturally competent generalist social work practitioners that promote social change and problem solving on the Micro, Mezzo, and Macro levels. The BSW program is conceptualized along with Islamic principles of social solidarity, cooperation, and mutual aid within an ecological/strengths perspective with a focus on the traditional Arab/Muslim family and the multicultural expatriate populations
To graduate entry-level BSW practitioners that have acquired the knowledge, values, skills to practice with the multicultural populations of the UAE, the GCC, and the global community.
To prepare students for professional practice, to conduct research/dissemination of findings, and for community service.
To enhance traditional values of volunteerism, social solidarity, cooperation, and mutual aid through real-world humanitarian experiences.
To prepare today’s leader for professional practice and service in furthering a worldwide humanitarian and social development agenda to improve individual, children, family, groups, and community’s quality of life.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Apply theoretical knowledge gained in human behavior & social environment, social work practice, social policy, and research courses to generalist social work practice.
Present orally and in writing the results of using the problem-solving method to case scenarios based on real-life situations.
Conduct bio-psychosocial assessments, needs assessments, planning, and evaluation in relation to generalist social work practice.
Apply social work generalist practice theory and skills with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizational leadership in practice exercises and field practicum settings.
Apply critical thinking in their interventions with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in their field practicum settings.
Communicate orally and in writing a research study including data analysis and the use of SPSS.
Apply a research-based case study on an issue and/or problem encountered in the field.
Model the professional and ethical behavior expected of entry-level social work professionals, including the use of supervision for accountability and improvement of practice.
Develop self-awareness and learning practice strategies through self-study via readings, practice experiences, and reflection.