The Bachelor of Sociology and Social work program was presented to the CAA at the Ministry of Education in 2011 and it obtained Initial Accreditation in 2011. At the end of 2016, the department applied for an accreditation renewal. The CAA Standards and its international External Review Team’s requirements and observations have persistently contributed in the continuous development and quality enhancement of the program and the global update of the program. These improvements helped in obtaining the Full Accreditation renewal in March 2019.
To be the AU's most inspiring academic entity with distinctive characteristics in terms of work ethics, quality and impact of education offered.
Program Learning Outcomes
1: Ability to identify the various branches and fields of sociology and social work.
2: Ability to interpret the interactive relationship between social and behavioral sciences and sociology and social work.
3: Ability to list the theoretical and methodological principles of sociology and social work.
4: Ability to analyze and interpret social phenomena and suggest solutions to such phenomena.
5: Ability to design and implement social care policies.
6: Ability to employ critical and creative thinking in terms of suggesting solutions to problems.
Aspects of Competence
Autonomy and Responsibility
7: Ability to assume teamwork in terms of performing social work.
8: Ability to prepare and design field and social research.
9: Ability to assume work and leadership responsibilities in social institutions and organizations.
Role in Context
10: Ability to contribute to addressing social problems.
11: Ability to apply self-criticism in terms of the work conducted by the social researcher and the social specialist.
12: Ability to apply ethical principles pertaining to the field of sociology and social work.
The student must have a high school diploma from the UAE (scientific or literary) or an equivalent of at least 60% in the first year of admission, and goes up to 65% for the following batches. In case the number of applicants is high, the applicants with higher aggregate will be chosen.
To obtain a bachelor's degree in the specialization of sociology and social work, the student’s GPA should not be less than 2, i.e. 60%. The minimum duration of the study is three and a half years, the maximum duration is eight years, and they should pass 126 credit hours.