The Department of Social Welfare and Services aims to nurture social work practitioners who possess a complete and mature understanding of contemporary society.
As more people live longer and the birthrate continues to fall, demands upon the social welfare and services system are changing. We are responding to these trends by offering a wide range of basic and advanced social work courses which prepare our graduates to deal with complex needs in diverse human service settings.
A variety of on-site experiences at welfare institutions and facilities supplements our academics, adding a practical, hands-on dimension. Furthermore, mechanisms have been established by which students share their experiences with and learn from each other. Society is changing rapidly during the present age. We are committed to keeping up with this reality by developing new courses and field work opportunities as necessary.
Special Features & Benefits
Students from the department may be awarded the national certificate of the 2nd grade social worker by the Ministry of Health and Welfare by completing the relevant courses of the department’s curriculum and will also be qualified to apply for the certificate of the 1st grade social worker.
Students will be prepared to work at the welfare service departments in the central and regional governments and other public and private social welfare agencies. Moreover, student can participate in many humanitarian projects or programs for children, women, people with disability and various minority groups.
As the department offers the Double Degree Program (DDP) for other departments in the faculty of Social Welfare, students can receive the bachelor’s degrees from the two (2) different major studies.
Through our exchange programs with world-renowned schools in the field of social welfare, students will be able to acquire the most up-to-date knowledge and real-world experience via an internship abroad. Furthermore, by attending the activities of local study groups, students are also able to be easily connected with both classmates and alumni who already have an established career in the field of social welfare. The systematic approach employed in this academic program results in a very high rate of admission to graduate programs both domestically and abroad .
Career Opportunities upon Graduation
- Social worker at both public and private social welfare institutions
- Social welfare specialist at various social welfare centers
- Operator of social welfare facility or institution
- Researcher in the field of social welfare.