BSS (Hons) in Sociology & Social Work

Summary of the program


Total Fee


Total Credit

4 Year

Course Duration

Message from Chairman, SSW

We impart quality education among our fellow students through participatory engaging methods to facilitate them achieving experience and skills. As a department of the Social Science faculty, the Department of Sociology and Social Work of The People’s University of Bangladesh (PUB) is quite different because of its distinct inclusive academic strength and wide global connections as well as academic collaboration. The composition of generally known two disciplines ‘Sociology’ and ‘Social Work’ truly make this department unique one with an avenue of diverse knowledge and helps us to produce quality graduates.  We do believe in serving students with relevant educational experiences and exposures that foster their passions, problem-solving skills, critical analytical thoughts, interpersonal communication, higher-level thinking skills, as well as research and innovation skills. We are deeply concerned for the well-being of our graduates, alumni, parents, and community as well.

As the Chairman of the Department, I profoundly encourage you to join our team that we call the “SSW Family” and let’s move together for achieving quality education and shaping your future as a quality social leader. I look forward to working with individuals and groups who are enthusiastic and compassionate about equity and equality in education, and sensitivity to high moral standards, ethics, and values.

Md. Habibur Rahman

Chairman, Dept. of SSW


The Curriculum for the Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) Hons in Sociology and Social Work has been developed to provide students with a high degree of knowledge in all dimensions of international concepts of social science systems and the underlying political structures. The importance of this knowledge as a tool for success in today’s multilingual, multicultural world cannot be overstressed.


  • To inculcate interactive teaching learning for a better understanding of social ethics and values embedded in education addressing contemporary issues towards the desired solutions.
  • To incorporate research, academics, and social and community engaging leadership skills to address and redress local and global challenges encountered by the society.
  • To develop an inner sense and understanding of professionalism among the graduates to cultivate and accelerate disciplinary knowledge and skills in the reformation and development of the society.


To disseminate knowledge towards strengthening and enabling graduates on the basis of disciplinary expertise, situational needs, and augmenting academic excellence.


  • To develop department consisting of faculty members dedicated to their duties as “teachers and scholars”
  • To encourage community attachment between students and faculty.
  • To enhance the social functioning and interactions of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities by involving them in achieving goals, developing resources, and improving distress.
  • To develop social ethics and leadership skills, teamwork with effective communication & time management in the profession
  • To generate and motivate educational environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  • To develop and use research, knowledge, and skills that advance social work practice in the context of diverse cultures.

Intended Learning Outcome (ILO)


Eligibility for Admission


Degree Requirements

SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-101Introduction to Sociology3.00
2SOW-102Introduction to Social Work3.00
3ANT-103Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1PSY-104Introduction to Social Psychology3.00
2ENG-105Foundation English3.00
3SOW-116Social History and Human Civilization3.00
4SOW-117Social and Political Movements in Bangladesh3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-118Philosophy of Social Work3.00
2SOW-119Sociology of Sustainable Development3.00
3SOW-120Field Work Techniques in Social Work3.00
4ECS-121Introduction to Computer Application3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-201Introduction to Research Methodology3.00
2SOW-202Social Problem Analysis3.00
3SOW-203Life and Society in Bangladesh3.00
4ECO-204Economy and Society3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-216Statistics for Social Research3.00
2SOW-217Methods of Working with Individual & Group3.00
3SOW-218Rural Sociology and Rural Development3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-219Urban Sociology and Urban Development3.00
2PPN-220Politics and Public Administration3.00
3SOW-221Population & Development3.00
4SOW-222Field Visit, Seminar & Viva Voce3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-301Classical Sociological Theory3.00
2SOW-302Social Legislation3.00
3SOW-303Gender Issues and Development3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-304Social Welfare Services in Bangladesh3.00
2SOW-305Methods of Working with Community3.00
3SOW-306Social Development & Social Action3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-216Power Practice and Inequality3.00
2SOW-217Social Welfare Policy, Planning & Programs3.00
3SOW-218Sociology of Marginalized3.00
4SOW-219Field Work, Seminar & Viva Voce3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-401Social Work Theory & Strategy3.00
2SOW-402Applied Social Research3.00
3SOW-403Voluntary Social Welfare and NGOs in Bangladesh3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-404Sociology of Poverty and Health3.00
2 SOW-405Social Welfare Administration3.00
3 SOW-406Group Research, Seminar and Viva Voce3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1SOW-416Contemporary Sociological Theory3.00
2 SOW-417Project Design, Management & Evaluation3.00
3 SOW-418Internship, Report Writing & Viva3.00
4 SOW-419Comprehensive3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10314 1111Introduction to Sociology3.00
20231 3112Bengali Language and Literature3.00
30232 3113English Language and Academic Writing3.00
40922 1114Introduction to Social Work3.00
50314 3115Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology3.00
60313 3116Introduction to Social Psychology3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10922 1121Philosophy of Social Work3.00
20222 3122History of the Emergence and Independent Bangladesh3.00
30611 3123Computer Application and ICT3.00
40314 2124Social History and Human Civilization3.00
50314 1125Sociology of Sustainable Development3.00
60922 1126Field Work Techniques in Social Work3.00
70922 4127Field Visit, Seminar & Viva Voce3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10314 1211Introduction to Research Methodology3.00
20922 2212Social Problem Analysis3.00
30314 1213Life and Society in Bangladesh3.00
40311 3214Economy and Society3.00
50314 1215Sociology of Poverty and Health3.00
60542 3216Statistics for Social Research3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10922 1221Methods of Working with Individual3.00
20922 1222Methods of Working with Group3.00
30314 1223Rural Sociology and Rural Development3.00
40314 1224Sociology of Marginalized3.00
50312 3225Politics and Public Administration3.00
60314 3226Population & Development3.00
70922 4227Field Visit, Seminar & Viva Voce3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits

0314 1311

Classical Sociological Theory3.00
20421 3312Social Legislation3.00
30314 3313Gender Issues and Development3.00
40922 1314Social Welfare Services in Bangladesh3.00
50922 1315Methods of Working with Community3.00
60922 1316Social Development & Social Action3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10922 1321Crime, Victim and Correctional Supports3.00
20314 2322Power Practice and Inequality3.00
30922 1323Social Welfare Policy, Planning & Programs3.00
40314 1324Urban Sociology and Urban Development3.00
50922 4325Field Work, Seminar & Viva Voce3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10922 1411Social Work Theory & Strategy3.00
20922 1412Applied Social Research3.00
30922 1413Voluntary Social Welfare and NGOs in Bangladesh3.00
40031 2414Professional Development, Guidance and Counseling3.00
50922 1415Social Welfare Administration3.00
60922 1416Human Rights, Social Justice, and Social Welfare3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10922 4421Group Research, Seminar and Viva Voce3.00
20314 1422Contemporary Sociological Theory3.00
30922 1423Project Design, Management & Evaluation3.00
40922 4424Internship, Report Writing & Viva Voce3.00
50922 4425Comprehensive and Viva Voce3.00

Tuition Fee

1Admission Fee10,000/-
2Fee Per Credits1,200/-
3Fee Per Semester21,600/-
4Total Course Fee1,72,800/-

Faculty Members

Md. Habibur Rahman

Associate Professor & Chairman

Md. Dipul Hossain

Assistant Professor & Course Coordinator

Md. Mansur Ali


Farjana Akhter


Israt Jahan Zhumi


Sharmin Sultana