Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Sociology
Program Philosophy and Pedagogy
In the present age of industrialization, urbanization and transmigration, and rapid social change, it is inevitably indispensable to offer a holistic education through inclusive curriculum in pressing social problems, such as – conflict, violence, crime, disaster, gender disparity, poverty, alienation, HIV/AIDS pandemic, aging population, education, rural development, family crisis, drug addiction, and other cross-cutting/cultural issues. In such a context/setting/environment, East West University introduces an Undergraduate Program – Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) with a major in Sociology to address emerging social problems, trends, and crises in the country. This program would be based on the philosophy of reflective and interactive learning that would allow students achieve excellence in acquiring knowledge through practical and applied orientation and work experience in the field of specialization. In other words, this philosophy of reflective and interactive learning process would inspire students to connect between classroom learning and real life activities. In such practices, the students would find opportunities, means, and ways to thrive in an innovative and creative learning environment to build their academic and professional career to address the contemporary needs and aspirations of the society. Moreover, the students are required to undertake research projects (including monographs) or internships in their final semesters for the development of their skills, knowledge, and leadership. More importantly, the program would provide the students with theoretical and methodological tools and substantive insights which can help them better understand social life and accompanying problems, ecology, environment, and social/community development organizations.
Program Mission and Objectives
The key mission and purpose of the BSS in Sociology program of the University is to develop analytical skills and intellectual aptitudes of the learners preparing them as resourceful and competent professionals. The program intends to provide students with transformative skill and creative learning mind for a deeper understanding of social, cultural, political, and economic issues in order to extend well-organized services to the community at a time of social crisis, ethical degradation, and environmental disorder. The program is planned and designed to facilitate students’ attaining an extensive sociological and applied social background through academic exercise that will equip them well for professional careers in the fields of social/rural development, social research, socio-economic planning, community health, community service, mass communication, social change, rural development, community counseling, education, disaster, environment and social ecology, and also for advanced studies at graduate school.
The graduates would be able to successfully and consistently compete for careers in the challenging arena of global social transformation and development. In the present era, trained professionals are on high demand by various international organizations, private-social agencies, rehabilitation centers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations both at the national and international levels.
Collaboration and Partnership
Partnership and cooperation would be established with North American Universities and international and national organizations in the country to ensure academic excellence and distinction in the field.
- 123 credit hours (including a range of foundation, core, specialized and elective courses) with minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale.
- Teaching based on reflective pedagogy, innovative and independent research.
- Applied orientation and practicum/internship facilities for the students.
- New update study program to ensure the best educational opportunities.
- Core faculty includes reputed scholars with Ph.D. from abroad in the field having long international and national experience in teaching and research.
- Fully automated and digital library with rich collection.
- Exclusive state of the art computer labs with internet facility.
- Internationally compatible curricula.
- Merit based scholarship covering up to full tuition fee waiver for 21 credits.