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Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Social Work was introduced at Bindura University of Science Education in Mach 2010. It is a four-year programme which is being offered by the department of social sciences which is currently housed in the Faculty of Science Education.
The programme offers courses which include introductory courses in social welfare, social work, sociology, psychology, social work with individuals, groups and communities, socioeconomic development, community health and community psychology, individual and social pathology, social research methods, child welfare policy and practice, rural development and social work law and policy among others. The degree programme also includes fieldwork attachment and a research project.
Social Work is a profession which promotes the welfare of human beings and the betterment of human society through the development and application of scientific knowledge of human and societal activities and social services. Professional social workers aim to satisfy the needs and aspirations of individuals and groups at the national and international level, while constantly bearing in mind the need for promoting social policy.
Upon qualifying for a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Social Work, graduates are required to register as Social Workers with the Council of Social Workers with in accordance with the Social Worker’s Act 27:21 of 2001
SW101 Introduction to Social Work
SW102 Introduction to Social Welfare
SW103 Introduction to Sociology
SW104 Introduction to Psychology
SW105 Social Work Law and Policy
SW106 Social Psychology
SW 108 Social work ethics and values
SW109 Introduction to Social Anthropology
SW 110 Youth Development
PC103 Communication Skills
HS101 HIV/AIDS Education
CS101 Introduction to Computer Science
PC108 Citizenship Education and Conflict Transformation
SW215 Social Research Methods
SW202 Social Work with Individuals
SW203 Administration and Management of Social Welfare Organizations
SW204 Socio-economic Development 1
SW205 Social Work with Groups and Communities
SW206 Sociology of Medicine and Health Care
SW207 Small to Medium size enterprise development
SW208 Socio-economic Development II
SW209 Child Welfare Policy and Practice
SW210 Individual and Social Pathology
SW214 Rural Development
SW 216 Disabilities Studies
PG 203 Peace Building and Peace keeping
SW301 Research Project
SW401 Social Policy and Administration
SW402 Gender Studies
SW403 Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
SW405 Project Planning and Management
PG402 Civil Society
SW406 Community Health and Community Psychology
SW408 Social Work in Humanitarian Organizations
SW409 Principles of Accounting
SW411 Integrated Social Work Methods
SW412 Project Monitoring and Evaluation
SW 413 Disaster Management
To qualify for normal entry to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Social Work Undergraduate Degree Programme at Bindura University of Science Education a prospective student must:
– Have obtained 5 ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics with a C or better.
– Have obtained any two “A” level passes
– Special or mature admission shall be in accordance with the General Regulations.
How to Apply
– Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here or obtained from the University, Admissions Office.
– Payment of application fees can be done at the University Cash Office or through any CBZ Bank – A/c No: 662-60902130074, Bindura Branch
– Complete the application form in full and indicate on top of the application form the intake you prefer (March or August) and the mode of study (Block or Full Time).
– Post or hand-deliver your completed application form to; Assistant Registrar – Admissions, Registration & Student Records, Bindura University of Science Education Bag 1020 Bindura.
– Attach certified copies of educational qualifications, I.D, Birth Certificate and proof of payment of the requisite application fees. Applications without these documents will not be processed.
– Successful candidates will be notified through their contact numbers and national press.
Possible career path for graduates with this degree include:
– Family Service Worker
– Habilitation Specialist
– Mental Health Assistant
– Residential Case Manager
– Activity/Workshop Director
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