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Department of Sociology And Social Work

Ethiopia as a country is now found in a fast track development process that requires highly qualified professionals with relevant skills, knowledge and attitude. In this regard, Universities are expected to exert efforts at expanding and intensifying educational opportunities for citizens, not only to enable them struggle to extricate themselves from poverty, but also to capacitate them to make active participation in the overall development of the country. The country is then doing this by making the education policy and the educational system fundamentally adaptable to the prevailing physical, social, and psycho- cultural environment of its societies.

Sociology is the scientific study of society. It is the knowledge base upon which social work is based. Sociology is the pure study of the science of human social relationships and social behaviour; social work is the application of these principles for practical purposes (to help people and to improve society). One would need much experience studying sociology to do social work.

RATIONALE OF THE PROGRAM                                                          

The undergraduate program in Sociology and Social Work has importance in meeting national development goals. It specifically contributes to the national programs, policies and plans in solving political, cultural, socio-economic and other developmental problems. The program also helps to understand social and cultural basis of social institutions, organizations and groups of diversified ways of life, thinking and practices. Such understanding in turn enables to effectively manage structural problems and to appreciate heterogeneity as well as to use opportunities induced by these situations. The joint degree in Sociology and Social Work equips students with strong general...See more

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