School: Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

Strengthen and Protect Your Community with a Degree in Criminal Justice

If you are passionate about justice and want to see your community grow stronger through reconciliation and reform, then a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice is the right fit for you! Warner Pacific’s diverse student body makes it a unique place to learn the many practical, historical, and psychological complexities that make this field so important to the growth and safety of a community. Our equity-focused curriculum was created with input from community leaders in policing, corrections, advocacy, faith-based and cultural organizations, and community partners. As national attention is focused on these fields, a bachelor’s degree will allow you to enter the workforce with confidence.

Majoring in Criminal Justice will open the door to careers in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Forensics
  • Public Service,
  • Fish and Game
  • Politics

Career Focused Education

Warner Pacific’s liberal arts coursework includes courses on restorative justice as well as addictions and mental health.

The diverse student body makes it a unique place to learn the many practical, historical, and psychological complexities that make this field so important to the growth and safety of a community. As national attention becomes focused on these fields, a bachelor’s degree will allow you to enter the workforce in more senior positions when compared to those with an associate’s degree. Many jurisdictions and positions, such as police detective, also require a bachelor’s degree for consideration.

Earning your bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice will ensure that you graduate with the knowledge and flexibility to protect and serve your community through a wide variety of job opportunities.

Program Requirements

(In addition to Warner Pacific Core Studies Requirements)
Criminal Justice Core Courses
PSY 140/141 | General Psychology | 3 credits
SOC 140 | Principles of Sociology | 3 credits
PS 140 | American Government | 3 credits
PS 200 | Foundations of the American Legal System | 3 credits
SOC/REL 240 | Introduction to Peace Studies | 3 credits
SOC/SS 250 | Criminology | 3 credits
SS/REL 335 | Restorative Justice | 3 credits
SS/SW 420 | Addictions, Mental Health, and Trauma | 3 credits
SOC/HIS 340 | Race and Ethnic Relations | 3 credits
SOC/PS 345 | Social Problems and Public Policy | 3 credits
SOC/URB 390 | Poverty in the Urban Context
OR SOC/URB 360 | Urban Sociology | 3 credits
SS 393 | Research Methods and Applied Statistics | 4 credits
PSY 441 | Stress, Crisis, Trauma and Self Care | 2 credits
PSY 392 | Junior Internship
OR PSY 492 | Senior Internship | 3 credits

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements

PS 200 | Foundations of the American Legal System | 3 credits
SOC/SS 250 | Criminology | 3 credits
SOC/HIS 340 | Race and Ethnic Relations | 3 credits
SOC/PS 345 | Social Problems and Public Policy | 3 credits
SOC/URB 390 | Poverty in the Urban Context
OR SOC/URB 360 | Urban Sociology | 3 credits

Electives: Choose 3 credits from the following
PSY 441 | Stress, Crisis, Trauma and Self Care | 3 credits
SW 485 | Human Trafficking and Human Rights | 3 credits
SS/REL 335 | Restorative Justice | 3 credits

Faculty

Dr. Lloyd Chia
Dr. Lloyd Chia
Associate Professor of Social Science

Dr. Courage Mudzongo
Dr. Courage Mudzongo
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Aundrea Snitker
Dr. Aundrea Snitker
Chair of Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

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