Bachelor's Degree Program
Social Work is taught as a professional major on the Bachelor's Degree (BSW) level. Since all students who successfully complete the Bachelor's Degree in social work are licensed to practice social work, the curriculum combines knowledge, attitudes, values and skills. The field work, an integral part of the curriculum from the first year of study, takes place in different welfare agencies under the supervision of skilled supervisors. Time span for completing the BSW degree is three academic years.
Studies are based on three foundations; in each of these emphasis is placed on the values of the profession and the ethical rules: (1) Theory: Theories relating to understanding and analyzing the individual, group, family, community and society; (2) Practice: Within the framework of methods courses the students learn how to implement the theoretical material and integrate theory with practice. Students acquire diagnostic skills, treatment skills in diagnosis, therapy and evaluation at the individual, group and community levels. Within the framework of field work, the students, aided by active supervision, experience creating initial professional ties; (3) Research: Research methods and research tools used for research and evaluation of methods of intervention in the field.
The study program is composed of two methods in the classroom and in the field: individual-group work or community-group work.
Year 1: Welfare policy; Principles in Social Work ; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Community Social Work; Psychosocial Aspects of Aging and the Aged ;Personality Theory; Humans in their environment and society; statistics; Identity and cultural sensitivity in social work; basic field work.
Year 2: Psychopathology; Research methods; Intervention methods with individual; Individual in the community; Social Work with children and youth; Spss; Professional ethics; Social legislation; Development theories; Between policy and poverty; Fundamental concepts while working with families; Community social work 1; Group dynamics; Casework in the community; Practical training in the field – two days a week.
Year 3: Intervention during and after crisis and traumatic situations; Critical thinking in social work; Psycho-social aspects of health and illness; Domestic Violence: theoretical and therapeutic aspects; Methods with Individual; Community social work 2; Seminar/research; Intervention methods groups; Practical training in the field – three days a week.
Combined program in Social Work & Law
The Faculty of Law and the School of Social Work offer a combined degree program. The graduates receive both a Bachelor’s of law (LL.M) and a Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW).
Both subjects are studied as Major degrees.
Students who apply for the combined program must meet the criteria set by the Faculty of Law and the School of Social Work.
During the first year of their studies, the students will study at the Faculty of Law along with 3 to 4 courses at the School of Social Work.
Starting the second year of their studies through the end of their fourth year, the students will combine law and social work courses.
Social work studies include professional training in the field.
Study duration: 4 years