Bachelor of Social Work

Stream Social Studies
Course Type Degree
Duration 3 Years

B.S.W. or Bachelor of Social Work is an undergraduate Social Work course. Social Work refers to various services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase their welfare. B.S.W. is of 3 years duration. The minimum duration of completing this course is 3 years and maximum duration of completing this course is 6 years. It is available as Full Time Course and through Distance Education Program or Correspondence. IGNOU is one of the leading Institutes which provide BSW. It is also referred as B.A. (SW) which stands for Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Social Work Courses imparts the education on the values of Social Work and consciously applying these in practice. This Course enables one to become a Social worker who can help people suffering from homelessness, poverty, violence, abuses and diseases like cancer, AIDS etc. This course is mostly suited to people who want to bring a change in the society through Social Work which may include helping the repressed and the underprivileged.

Bachelor of Social Work Employment Areas



Counselling Centres

Mental Hospitals

Old Age Homes


Correction Cells


HR Department of Industries


Human Rights Agencies

Disaster Management Departments

Health Industry

Education Sector

Natural Resources Management Companies

Gender Issues Associations or Groups

Bachelor of Social Work Job Types

Criminology Specialist

Labour Welfare Specialist

Social Worker




Executive Officer

Trainee Officer

Social Security Officer

10+2 or its equivalent from a government recognised school board.

Students with a background in social work, psychology, social science, sociology or any other related fields will get preference over others.

Some Institutes also conduct a written test followed by a personal interview for admission.

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