Academic offerings: Social workers work in a wide range of criminal-justice settings. The School of Social Work offers courses in corrections and social work, professional ethics, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy, and social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Experiential learning: Social work students complete a two-semester senior field practicum (internship), which can be done in criminal justice agencies. In addition, the Introdiction to Social Work course requires a 30-hour service-learning project, which can be done in a criminal-justice setting.
Employment opportunities: A graduate of the School of Social Work might work as a probation and parole officer, drug and alcohol abuse counselor, staff member at a domestic-violence shelter, domestic-abuse officer, family court officer, forensic social worker, group-home supervisor, group-home worker, or residential counselor.