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.

Study Program

The study program is composed of two methods in the classroom and in the field: individual-group work or community-group work.

Year 1: Principles in Social Work; Introduction to Community Social Work; Introduction to Psychology; statistics; Personality Theory; Humans in their environment and society: Introduction to Sociology; The Welfare State in a Changing RealityScientific Reading and Writing; Old Age and Social Work: Theory and Methods of Intervention; Identity and Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work; Basic Field Work - One day a week.

Year 2: Group dynamics; Intervention Methods with Individuals / with the Community (according to the specialization of the student); Casework in the Community / Individuals in the Community (according to the specialization of the student)​​​​​​​;​​​​​​​ Research methods;​​​​​​​ SPSS;​​​​​​​ Psychopathology; Development Theories; Social Work with Children and Youth; Fundamental Concepts in Working with Families; Professional Ethics; Between Policy and Poverty; Social Work and Law; Practical Training in the Field - two days a week.

Year 3: Intervention Methods with Groups; Intervention Methods with Individuals / with the Community (according to the specialization of the student);​​​​​​​ Critical Thinking in Social Work;​​​​​​​Intervention During and After Crisis and Traumatic Situations; Domestic Violence; Psycho-Social Aspects of Health and Illness; Research Seminar; Practical Training in the Field - two days a week.

More information about the program (in Hebrew)


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