Bachelor of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Sciences

4 years

Designed for the study of societies with a holistic approach, Kathmandu University-affiliated Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) program focuses on the dynamics of contemporary Nepalese and global societies. This ‘semester system’ program spreads over 8 semesters in 4 years. Each semester consists of 16 intensive study weeks – theoretical and practical. The course contains 128 credit hours including 3-credits internship and 6-credits project works.


To equip the program graduates with the significant knowledge, skills, and attitudes to analyze the policies affecting society and work as social change agents. Upon the completion of the program, BoSS graduates will have critical/ creative reasoning, decision making, leadership, and communication skills and a better understanding of the dynamics of contemporary Nepaleseand global societies.


BoSS graduates will have job opportunities in Social Organizations, Policy Institutions and Research Institutions, I/NGOs, Government Organizations and Private Sectors. They will also be able to work as independent researchers and social entrepreneurs. BoSS program graduates are qualified for Masters in Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Philosophy, Social Psychology, InternationalRelations, Public Policy, Development Studies, and socio-economic related interdisciplinary programs among others.


Salient Features

Students will have opportunities to participate in an internship work in the 7th semester for a minimum of 60 working days under the mentorship of senior professionals at school organizations, research institutions or development organizations.

The internship works count for three credit hours.

How much does an application form cost?

Rs. 500/-


Requirements for admission to BoSS program include minimum 45% in the aggregate in Ten plus two (Higher Secondary Education Board) or equivalent in any stream or at least grade D in three subjects in the Advance Level.

Students have to pass entrance examination comprising of written or oral tests. The written tests will be in Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.

Student will be selected from the merit list prepared on the basis of the scores in 10+2 or Advance level, the written examination and the interview.

Job Prospects

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.

Curricular Structure

First Year First Semester 3 Credit each 

  • Seminar: Creative Writing (1 Credit)
  • Introduction to Economics
  • English I (Writing and Vocabulary)
  • Nepali I (Grammar & writing)
  • Politics, State and Society
  • Sociology I

First Year Second Semester 3 Credit each 

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Chinese Language-I
  • English II (Literature)
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Nepali-II (Literature)
  • Innovations in Social Science (1 Credit)

Second Year First Semester 3 Credit each

  • Indigenous People and Culture
  • Chinese Language-II
  • GIS in Social Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology II
  • Social Mobilization

Second Year Second Semester 3 Credit each

  • Media and Society
  • Economics of Social Issues
  • Biography & Philosophy
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Social and Cultural Change
  • Ethnicity and Social Inclusion

Third Year First Semester 3 Credit each

  • Globalization and Society
  • Governance and Social
  • Accountability
  • Conflict and Society
  • Religions, Ethics and Society
  • Crime and Society
  • Women and Feminism Studies

Third Year Second Semester 3 Credit each 

  • Research Methodology
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Human Rights
  • Project Analysis and Design
  • Heritage, Tourism and Society

Fourth Year First Semester 3 Credit each

  • Internship
  • Rural-Urban Relations
  • Research Planning
  • Sociology of Migration

Fourth Year Second Semester

  • Project Work (6 credit)
  • International Relations (3 credit)