College of Natural and Social Sciences
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL WORK
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Criminal Justice Department Objectives:
- To provide a broad academic and multidisciplinary background for students majoring in
- To prepare students of high character and ethical standards for leadership positions
within the employment areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, private
security, and the courts;
- To assist students in gaining employment within criminal justice and related career
- To cultivate in students a realistic awareness of present and historical trends of crime
and criminal methodology;
- To stimulate an awareness of deviant and abnormal human behavior of concern to criminal
- To acquaint students with current literature and research pertaining to the
administration of justice.
Criminal Justice General Information
At least 15 hours (5 courses) of upper division credit in criminal justice must be taken from UNK.
Social Work Department Mission Statement
The Social Work Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will prepare competent professionals
who are equipped with generalist social work knowledge, skills, ethics and values to promote the dignity and wellbeing of all
people within in a multicultural society.
Social Work Department Goals:
- Equip students with core competencies for beginning generalist social work practice that enables them to work with
individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Prepare students for lifelong learning and the application of critical thinking to guide professional decision-making by
combining a liberal arts foundation with social work education.
- Prepare students to develop a professional identity, which will incorporate the knowledge, skills, values, and ethical
principles of the social work profession that are crucial for the advancement of human rights, and economic and social justice.
- Prepare students for evidence-based practice with diverse and marginalized populations.
- Prepare students as beginning social work generalist practitioners who are engaged in research informed practice and
practice informed research.
The Social Work Department is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The department does not grant
academic credit for life experience or previous work experience.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR
Two options are available in this major:
- Criminal Justice Comprehensive Option - Bachelor of
- Criminal Justice Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
The Criminal Justice minor is available for students pursuing majors
in other disciplines.
Courses with the prefix CJUS are offered by the department.
SOCIAL WORK MAJOR
One option is available in this major:
- Social Work Comprehensive - Bachelor of Science Degree
The Social Work minor is available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines who wish to
work in field human services/helping professions.
Courses with the prefix SOWK are offered by the department.
28 Apr 2010