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

This program provides an opportunity for students to graduate with two degrees, a baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW) and a BS degree in Criminal Justice. Students must meet all requirements for the Social Work Program as described in the preceding sections, as well as coursework to complete the additional degree in Criminal Justice. For the field practicum requirement, students will need to be placed in at a field site that provides preparation for both social work and criminal justice fields; please consult with your advisor for additional details.

69 credits: 34 credits in residence; 51 upper division credits.
PSY 140 | General Psychology | 3
SOC 140 | Principles of Sociology | 3
PS 140 | American Government | 3
PS 200 | Foundations of the American Legal System | 3
SW 200 | Exploring Social Work | 3
SOC/SS 250 | Criminology | 3
SW 330 | Life Span Human Development | 3
SS/REL 335 | Restorative Justice | 3
SOC 340 | Race and Ethnic Relations | 3
SOC 345 | Social Problems and Public Policy | 3
SW 380 | Practice I: Individuals | 4
SW 385 | Practice II: Families and Groups | 4
SW 390 | Practice III:  Organizations and Communities | 4
SOC/URB 390 | Poverty in the Urban Context | 3
OR SOC/URB 360 | Urban Sociology
SS 393 | Research Methods and Applied Statistics | 4
SW 420 | Addictions, Mental Health, and Trauma | 3
SW 485 | Human Trafficking and Human Rights | 3
SW 491 | Field Practicum I | 5
SW 492 | Field Practicum II | 5
SW 495 | Field Practicum Seminar I | 2
SW 496 | Field Practicum Seminar II | 2
* Warner Pacific does not grant Social Work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.

Learning Outcomes for the Dual Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice:

Upon successful completion of the Dual Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice, graduates will be able to demonstrate behaviors that show competence in the following:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  2. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  3. Exhibit knowledge of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of Criminal Justice systems.
  4. Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  5. Evaluate Criminal Justice issues in light of the complexities of national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and cultural relations and the challenges of these social divides.
  6. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  7. Discuss Criminal Justice theories and practice principles as they relate to a restorative justice approach.
  8. Explain methods, statistics, research, and the application of technology in the field  of Criminal Justice.
  9. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well being.
  10. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  11. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  12. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  13. Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  14. Describe the interaction of human systems:  individual, interpersonal, group, family,  organizational, community, and societal in reference to Criminal Justice.
  15. Understand how mental health, addictions, and trauma impact individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities and additionally how these factors contribute to criminal activity.
  16. Assess the challenges in the Criminal Justice system in light of an urban context.
  17. Integrate understandings and practices of spirituality within the discipline of  Criminal Justice.