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B.S.W. in Social Work with Criminal Justice

About the Program

Our Social Work with Criminal Justice dual degree program prepares students to handle complex societal callenges that can affect the safety and wellbeing of a community.

Through theory and hands-on experience, students explore traditional patterns of criminal behavior and prosecution while also studying human rights and the advancement of social, economic, and environmental justice for vulnerable populations.

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Social Work Practices with Communities
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment I

Student Outcomes

A degree from the School of Social Work will better prepare you for today’s job market. Through field internships, research, and social work practice, you will gain the necessary skills and experience to make a difference. A Monmouth education has led our graduates to fulfilling careers in:

  • Child Welfare
  • Community organizing
  • Gerontology
  • Grant or policy writing
  • Mental health
  • Social work
  • Substance abuse treatment

Students graduating with this dual degree may enter fields including corrections, juvenile justice, rehabilitative services, law enforcement, and victim advocacy. Some may continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice or social work.

Social work licensure regulations differ from state to state. Many states require a MSW degree to become a licensed social worker. Please visit the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for additional information on each state’s requirements.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Field work is the core of social work education and with this innovative dual degree program, students will be prepared for a professional career in social work, while experience techniques to handle complex societal challenges. 

Christa Hogan, MSW, LCSW

Christa Hogan, MSW, LCSW

Lecturer Professor;
BSW Program Director

School of Social Work

McAllan Hall, 313