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Academics at Uganda Christian University
Uganda Christian University offers a number of degree and diploma programmes which are designed to develop a cadre of professionals with integrity, power of critical inquiry, logical thought and independent judgment with a christian perspective. The programmes are offered in three intakes: September, January and May.
The Bachelor of Social Work & Social Administration is a three year full time programme, both day and evening offered at Uganda Christian University main campus in Mukono and at all the regional campuses.
Location: All UCU Campuses
The program targets the following students: A-Level students from Uganda, students from other countries with equivalent schooling, holders of a diploma from a recognized institution and mature individuals continuing their professional development.
The department is committed to providing academic social and Christian spiritual guidance through effective teaching, research and counseling to produce academically grounded socially integrated and morally sound social workers who can help ameliorate undesirable social and environmental situations.
The programme prepares students to deliver personal human services monitor and evaluate the services formulate and implement social policy and take up leadership, managerial and administrative positions in human service organizations such as NGOs, Social Welfare Institutions, International Relief Organizations, Industrial and Corporate Organizations, Referral Hospitals, District and Local government institutions among others.
After completion of the program, we believe the graduate should have the following qualities:
Social work character is derived from liberal individualism with its minimal prescriptions from human welfare usually taking a neutral stance for good life. In practice therefore, graduates of social work should engage with the particular values and choices of specific individuals and communities. This requires them to model ways of life and counseling over morally problematic issues, valuing neutrality over many pressing contemporary social issues there by demonstrating a virtuous character.
Upon completion of the course, graduates should be able to: be critically aware of and understand different situational and societal contexts that affect people who are socially, culturally, economically and politically marginalized, vulnerable and at risk.
Critically understand and apply social work theories, ethics and values to develop appropriate interventions in meeting the needs of different people and communities.
Students of social work should be grounded in social work process, interpersonal group and organizational dynamics, human development, social functioning, social processes and institutions, theoretical paradigms, methods of intervention, ethics, values and dialectical reason. (Emphasis should be placed on the creative blending of knowledge values and skills).
Social work graduates should be equipped with the following skills: communication, self awareness, analytical, self management, handling of feeling, presentation, coordination, reflective, creativity, humility resilience, survival, sensitivity, observation skills and basic computing.
Social work behavior follows from the primary mission of social work profession (to enhance human well being and help meet the basic human needs of all people particularly the isolated disempowered etc).
Regular UCU requirements
Dissertation or an extra elective that either social work based or administrative based.
20 weeks of practical experience
Total credits & Internships=98 Year 1 Semester 1
Introduction To Social Work
Introduction To Social Work Administration
Introduction To Sociological Concepts
Writing And Study Skills*
Understanding the Old Testament* Year 1 Semester 2
Elements Of Social Work Intervention
Social Service Provision In Uganda
Basic Mathematics And Statistics
Understanding the New Testament* Year 2 Semester 1
Social Work Theory And Practice
Principles Of Economics
Human Behaviour Growth And Development
Understanding World Views*
Field Work Year 2 Semester 2
Social Work In Family And Children Services
Theory And Management Of Organisations
Introduction To Counselling
Health And Wholeness* Electives
Community Based Rehabilitation Of Pwds
Issues In Rural Development
Ngos In Developing Countries Year 3 Semester 1
Developmental Social Work
Gender And Development
Project Planning And Management
Fundamentals Of Leadership
Field Work Electives
Social Work And Mental Illness
Public Relations Year 3 Semester 2
Social Work Methods, Skills And Techniques
Social Policy And Planning
Human Resource Management
Social Work Intervention In Chronic Illness
Industrial Welfare Students can choose to offer one elective that is either social work based or administrative based in the second semester of second year, first semester of third year & second semester of third year.
* Foundation courses that are taken by all students at UCU
In 1913, a theological college was established in Mukono. Today, Uganda Christian University serves over 11,000 students offering a wide range of programmes at its five campuses nationwide. In 2013, Uganda Christian University celebrated 100 years of service and looks forward to building a great future.