Social Work is a leadership profession that is very diverse in its practice and clientele, assisting in:
- Community development
Social workers address the issues faced by individuals, couples, and families; work with groups; facilitate change in communities; and address social injustice.
This program prepares students for a beginning generalist practice as a professional social worker.
As a small, private Christian college, our professors offer up-to-date instruction using real world examples from around the corner in Portland or across the globe.
Warner Pacific offers:
- Small classes
- Personal attention from our professors
- An urban setting with opportunities to positively impact the community
- Experiential learning
- A very interdisciplinary approach
- Learning that is broad in scope
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: Social Work Major
Prerequisites: PSY 140, SOC 140
52 credits: 15 credits in residence, 35 credits upper division. Required:
|BIO 121||Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|SW 200||Exploring Social Work||3|
|HD 311||Prenatal through Early Childhood Development||3|
|HD 312||Mid-child through Adolescent Development||3|
|HD 313||Adult Development, Aging and Dying||3|
|HIS/SOC 340||Ethnic Relations in America||3|
|PS/SOC 345||Social Problems and Public Policy||3|
|SS 393||Research Methods and Applied Statistics||4|
|SW 380||Practice I: Individuals||4|
|SW 385||Practice II: Families and Groups||4|
|SW 390||Practice III: Organizations & Communities||4|
|SW 491||Field Practicum I||5|
|SW 492||Field Practicum II||5|
|SW 495||Field Practicum Seminar||2|
|SW 496||Field Practicum Seminar||2|
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
- Engage diversity and difference in practice.
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice informed research.
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
- Respond to contexts that shape practice.
- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
(Updated April 2016)