Bachelor of Social Work

University of Saint Joseph
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
January September
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 30,500

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a secondary school diploma that represents the successful completion of 12 years of schooling, or its equivalent, (applicants aged 25, or above, may be exempted from this requirement).
  • Bachelor applicants must be currently enrolled, or have completed, Form 6 / Senior Middle Three / Grade 12 students and be aged 17, or above, at the expected time of enrolment into USJ.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English proficiency.
  • Selected applicants may be required to complete an English test and an admission interview.
  • Other tests (e.g. essays or group dynamics and other language placement tests) may be requested of applicants, depending on the selected programme.


Year 1 

  • English I–IV
  • Knowledge And Humanity 
  • Thinking And Reasoning 
  • Cross-Cultural Interaction 
  • Computer Applications 
  • Tradition And Change 
  • Introduction To Social Work 
  • Principles Of Economics 
  • Introduction To Psychology 
  • Human Behavior & Social Environment I 
  • Methods & Skills In Counselling 
  • Introduction To Sociology 

Year 2 

  • English V–VIII
  • Life And Science 
  • Lifelab 
  • Group Work 
  • Social Science Research Methods 
  • Basic Web Development And Multimedia 
  • Case Work 
  • Social Statistics 
  • Introduction To Community, Organization Management And Policy 
  • Human Behavior And Social Environment II
  • Social Doctrine Of The Church 

Year 3 

  • Portuguese I–IV
  • Macao Studies 
  • Worldlab 
  • Correctional And Rehabilitation Services 
  • Leadership And Governance 
  • Social Problems 
  • Introduction To Political Science 
  • Professional Ethics 
  • Family And Child Welfare 
  • Community Work 
  • Age, Death And Dying 

Year 4 

  • Putonghua I–IV
  • Building Communities 
  • Directed Reading 
  • Field Work I 
  • Field Work II
  • Youth And Education 
  • Global Patterns Of Disease 
  • Social Policy And Legislation 
  • Portfolio 

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