The Minor in Victims and Victim Services applies a multi-faceted approach to higher education that enhances analytical thinking and inclusive, relevant approaches to learning and the development of professional skills; and focuses on specific, yet comprehensive, substantive areas of law enforcement that students can apply to their current or future careers in the field.
Students completing the minor will have the knowledge and skills to evaluate, manage and respond to a variety of situations and issues that professionals in fields related to victims and victim services face. Specifically, they will possess technical, analytic, substantive and ethical proficiencies that will facilitate their professional interactions and development. They will understand the different environments and contexts in which victim advocates and other professionals in this field, and related ones, carry out their responsibilities.
Students must complete all of the required courses below, totaling 12 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
There are two elective categories, Violence Focus and ProfessionalSetting. The Violence Focus elective allows the student to learn aboutan area of violence in a more in-depth capacity. The Professional Settingelective allows the student to hone skills related to service delivery.
Students must complete one course (3 credits) from the Violence Focus list below:
Students must also complete one course (3 credits) from the Professional Setting list below:
View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.