The Department, within the College of Social Sciences, was originally a division of the Department of Sociology which was founded in July 1960. In 1973, in response to the increasing social problems and the needs for the social work professional, the Department of Sociology officially set up a Social Work Division. Social work relevant courses such as social work and social welfare theories, social work methods, social policies, social work practice and practicum were offered in the Division. In 1981, the Social Work Division, though still under the Department of Sociology, was turned into an officially separate program responsible for its own recruitment, core faculty, and curriculum.
In August 2002, due to the efforts of many, the Social Work Division successfully emerged into a more professionally appropriate position by detaching itself from the Department of Sociology and was named the Department of Social Work. At present, the Department of Social Work provides both graduate and undergraduate programs, offering Ph.D., MSW, and BSW degree. The doctoral program was formally established in 2006, and the admission officially began in 2007.
BSW: Program goals are as follows:
1) to prepare students with social work knowledge and skills,
2) to address issues and problems of the environment
3) to apply knowledge and skills with vulnerable populations.
MSW: Program goals are as follows:
1) to identify the differences between social work direct services and welfare policy and administration,
2) to develop advanced skills in problem analyses and solution,
3) to become advanced social work professionals.
Ph.d. : Program goals are as follows:
1) to train leaders and researchers who are able to integrate cross-disciplinary viewpoints and conduct research independently:
2) to improve the art and science of the social work by generating, disseminating, and conserving the theoretical and methodolgical knowledge,
3) to acquire international perspectives on social work education.http://ntusw.ntu.edu.tw/