Warner Pacific University

Department of Social Science
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The human development and family studies program at Warner Pacific College prepares students for careers in family life education. Other affiliated majors, under the Department of Social Science, equip students for work in counseling, psychology, social work, developmental psychology, urban studies and secondary social science teaching. Graduate school preparation is a significant aspect of the Warner experience in Social Science, as is educating students in a holistic manner with a liberal arts perspective. Most of our programs include internship experiences that give students hands-on learning to support theoretical frameworks. Our overall approach is one of strengths-based, systems-oriented approaches to human beings and their relationship networks.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Michael Jerpbak
Department Emphasis
  • 40% Human Development
  • 10% Psychology
  • 20% Huan Development and Family Studies
  • 25% Social Work
  • 2% Developmental Psychology
  • 3% Urban Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

2219 SE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Human Development
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Urban Studies
  • Political Science
  • Peace Studies
  • Sociology
  • Trauma Intervention
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Prenatal/Early Childhood Development
  • Middle childhood/Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development, Aging & Dying
  • Human Sexuality
  • Applied Statistics & Research
  • Learning Theory
  • Parenting Through the Life Cycle
  • Marriage & Family
  • Social Problems & Public Policy
  • Family Resource Management
  • Contemporary Family Issues
  • Internship
  • Family Life Education Methodology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Religions of the World
  • Survey of Social Agencies
  • Ethnic Relations in America
  • Christian Social Concern
  • Family Violence Across the Life Span
  • Child Welfare
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Completion of the major prepares students for work in a variety of human service settings. These include: youth services organization, parent education programs, allied health care settings, juvenile and adult corrections, family and community services, long-term care facilities; and church and military family life programs. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue an advanced degree in the behavioral and social science, marital and family therapy studies, human development or other professional programs, leading to teaching, counseling, research or administrative positions in social science, government, education or church settings.

Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Masters of Arts in Human Services
  • Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching
Masters Comments

The Master of Arts in Human Services/Family Studies program is CFLE-approved.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
Undergraduate: 5/1/1998; Graduate: 4/1/2017
CFLE Contact
Phyllis Michael, [email protected]