Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences

Communication

With a major in communications, you’ll identify and develop your God-given skills and where you fit in the current (and future) job market. You’ll gain an understanding of the theory and reasoning behind communication, as you build a solid foundation of skills in writing, production, technology, and presentation skills. With the growth of the Internet and social media, communication skills are more in demand than ever—and more necessary. You’ll be ready to face any career challenges.

Major in Communication

The major in communication consists of 39 credit hours of coursework: 15 credit hours of required coursework in communication, 15 credit hours of upper-division coursework in communication, and 9 credit hours in the communication arts core. You’ll also need to choose a minor.

The required Communication courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 4061 Career Planning 1
COM 4095 Seminar in Communication 2

Required Courwork:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2002 Audio and Video Production 3
COM 2031 Global Communication 3
COM 2044 Digital Photography 3
COM 3130 News Writing or 3
COM 3230 Broadcast Media Writing or 3
COM 3320 Webcast Media Writing or 3
COM 3034 Public Relations 3
COM 3110 Non-Verbal Communication or 3
COM 4050 Special Topics 3

Fifteen upper-division credit hours from:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 3012 Publishing Design 3
COM 3014 Interpreting Cinema 3
COM 3023 Audio and Video Production II 3
COM 3034 Public Relations 3
COM 3040 Digital Photography II 3
COM 3054 Communication Law 3
COM 3070 Media Practicum 1
COM 3075 Field Experience 3 or 6
COM 3085 Internship 3 or 6
COM 3110 Non-Verbal Communication 3
COM 3130 News Writing 3
COM 3230 Broadcast Media Writing 3
COM 3320 Webcast Media Writing 3
COM 4000 Visual Literacy 3
COM 4050 Special Topics 3
COM 4070 Media Practicum 1
COM 4075 Field Experience 3 or 6
COM 4085 Internship 3 or 6
ENG 3/4XXX English Elective 3

Psychology

The psychology major will advance your knowledge about human behavior—something that will certainly make you an attractive job candidate. Psychology is the second largest major at U. S. colleges and universities because of the diverse options available to graduates. You’ll be well-positioned for grad school to pursue a professional career in psychology, such as counseling. But that’s not your only option: A psychology major also gets you in the door for entry-level work, such as sales or human resources.

Major in Psychology

The major in psychology consists of 36 credit hours. You’ll start with Introduction to Psychology, which is a service course for general education requirements. It’s a prerequisite for all psychology courses. You also must choose a minor in another subject area.

The required courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 2010 LifeSpan Development 3
PSY 3030 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3040 Personality Theories 3
PSY 3050 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 3060 Psychological Testing 3
PSY 4010 Methods of Social Research 3
PSY 4020 Counseling Theories 3
PSY 4030 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 4060 History of Psychology 3

Plus two of the following:

Prefix Course Hrs.
PSY 3022 Sports Psychology 3
PSY 3045 Special Topics in Psychology 3
PSY 4050 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
SWK 3034 Death & Dying 3
SWK 3044 Substance Abuse 3

Social Work

A major in social work equips you to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. As a generalist social work practitioner, you’ll have career opportunities in various public and private settings, including school systems, child welfare offices, healthcare, mental health systems, and criminal justice departments. Many graduates wishing to practice as clinical therapists go on to pursue a master’s degree in social work (MSW).

The Social Work Program at Warner University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Therefore, social work graduates are eligible to apply for “advanced standing” in master of Social Work (MSW) programs, shortening the course of study for the MSW by as much as one year.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

The required courses for the Social Work major are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
MAT 2000 Statistics 3
PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 2010 Life-Span Development 3
SWK 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 2050 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3
SWK 2053 Social Problems (preferred) or 3
SOC 2000 Sociology 3
SWK 3050 Diversity and Values in the Social Work Practice 3
SWK 3013 Social Work Process and Practice I 3
SWK 3014 Social Work Process and Practice II 3
SWK 3020 Social Welfare Policy 3
SWK 3024 Group Processes 3
SWK 3033 Individual and Family Dynamics 3
SWK 4010 Methods of Social Research 3
SWK 4030 Case Management and Social Networking 3
SWK 4085 Field Education 10
SWK 4095 Field Education Seminar 2

Six credit hours from:

Prefix Course Hrs.
SWK 3034 Death & Dying 3
SWK 3044 Substance Abuse 3
SWK 4045 Special Topics in Social Work 3
SWK 3050 Abnormal Psychology 3
SWK 4020 Counseling Theories 3
PSY 4045 Special Topics in Pyschology 3

Sport Communication

The major in Sport Communication is uniquely designed to blend sport management and communication courses for those seeking to work as a Sports Information Director, Information Officer, Sports Journalist or some type of Sports Production. Students in this cross-disciplinary program will learn strong written and oral presentation skills, packaged with a solid background in sport management principles.

Major in Sport Communication

The major in sport communication consists of 43 credit hours with a minor in either Media Writing or Communication required. Core Courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 4061 Career Planning 1
COM 4095 Seminar in Communication 2

Required Coursework:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BUS 2000 Introduction to Business 3
COM 2002 Audio and Video Production I 3
COM 2044 Digital Photography 3
COM 2040 Radio Production 3
BUS 3010 Marketing 3
COM 3012 Publishing Design 3
COM 3130 News Writing 3
COM 3320 Webcast Media Writing 3
COM 3060 Sports Journalism 3
PED 4033 Sports Marketing & Public Relations or 3
PED 4043 Athletic & Facility Management 3

Practica/Internship (4 hours, minimum):

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 3/4070 Practica (typically 1 hour per semester) or 1
COM 3/4075 Field Experience (3 or 6 hours) or 3 or 6
COM 3/4085 Internship (3 or 6 hours) 3 or 6

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi: Graduates with 3.5 GPA or higher, in the upper 10% of their class, who have been at Warner University for more than a year (Medallion with Blue & Green). Alpha Lambda Delta: Students inducted into this freshman honor society earned a 3.5 GPA and have maintained it to wear cords at graduation (Red & White cords).

Pi Gamma Mu: Social science graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher (Blue & White)