Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
The programme is designed basing on the needs of the society (Africa and Tanzania in particular) to have as many as social workers to solve severe social problems having been faced.
These include scourge of poverty, food insecurity, rampant unemployment, deadly diseases (communicable & non-communicable), homelessness, and social dysfunctions which are threatening social development and wellbeing of the people.
These emerging issues have created concern in the public on the need to have trained professional social workers to help and empower the population, which is rapidly increasing, with attention to vulnerable groups. Furthermore, the programme provides opportunities for students and those in employment in the field related to social work as well as those who are not in formal employment to enroll for the courses, thus enabling many students to study in the degree programme and increase output of social workers at a faster pace.
Option (I): Direct Entry Scheme (Form VI) Qualifications
i) Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with credit passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and
ii) He/she has obtained at least two principal level passes in approved subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); and
Option (II) Equivalent Qualifications
i) Possession of Diploma in Social Work, Sociology, Nursing, Gender Studies, Counselling, Psychology, Community Development, Youth Development Work (CYP), Mass Communication, Records Management, Journalism, Accountancy, Law, Banking and Finance, Customs And Tax Administration, Development and Administration and Management, Development planning, Information Technology, Computer Science, Public Administration, Marketing and Public Relations, Industrial Relations, Secretarial Studies, Education, Library and Information Management, Human Resource, Foundation programme and any other Diploma Recognized by OUT Senate with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
ii) A Bachelor Degree from a recognised University in a discipline other than Social Work.
iii) Recognition of Prior Learning certificate (RPL) with average of B+ Grade approved by TCU shall be eligible for BSW programme.