Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) Program
Affiliated to Kathmandu University
Having the success of two academic programs namely Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) since 1999 and Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) since 2006 in affiliation to Kathmandu University-School of Arts, National College Center for Development Studies has developed a new program in social sciences: Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS).
This program is focused on the dynamics of social change relating primarily with Sociology, Politics, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology and Philosophies. This program will give a new perspective addressing various issues of social sciences, especially on Sociology, Politics, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology and Environment. Complementing the contributions in various fields of social sciences, it will have a holistic approach to address the dynamics and complexity of social challenges.
Content and Structure
Along with basic, language and research skills pertaining to social sciences, it will contain core subjects of Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Political Science and Psychology. The course structure also contains subjects correlated with the core from various fields of development, economics, environment etc. It contains internship as well as project work, along with electives of three subjects for specialization. The unique feature of this course is to have the option of taking foreign language as a part of the program. The 125 credit hour course will be completed in eight-semester(four-year) cycle.
Upon the successful completion of the program, BoSS graduates would develop a deeper understanding of the social change process from social, psychological, cultural and political perspective. Along with this BoSS graduates would be equipped with the research skills, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as field techniques including GPS and GIS for the application in social sciences. They would also be prepared to mobilize communities using various motivational strategies for development projects at the grass root levels. They would also be skilled enough to carry out policy analysis for the conceptualization and project formulation. Moreover, they would be qualified with competency having strong foundations in various aspects of social sciences for advanced studies in the fields, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Psychology and Gender.
Requirements for admission to the programs include minimum 45% in the aggregate in 10+2 (Higher Secondary School Board) or equivalent in any stream or at least grade D in three subjects in the Advance Level. Students have to pass entrance examination omprising of written and oral tests. The written tests will be in mathematics, English and general knowledge.
Students will be selected from the merit list prepared on the basis of the score in 10+2 or Advance level, the written examination and the interview.