Degree: Undergraduate Certificate
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
This certificate is designed to provide a detailed, comprehensive and advanced education to meet the needs of students who wish to work in fields related to victim services or those who are currently working in this field and would like to enrich their professional development.
Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1
Interest Categories: Criminology & Law
Campus: CU Denver
The Undergraduate Certificate 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 certificate program 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, Victims Focus and Professional Setting. The Victims Focus elective allows the student to learn about an area of violence in a more in-depth capacity. The Professional Setting elective allows the student to hone skills related to service delivery.
Students must complete one course (3 credits) from the Victims Focus list below:
Students must also complete one course (3 credits) from the Professional Setting list below:
Recommended Completion Time:1 Year
Max Transfer Credits:6
Required Credits for Completion:18 Credits