Victimology Certificate

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The Victimology Certificate explores the costs of victimization in our society today and the variety of methods, current and proposed, for dealing with the issues. Courses provide an in-depth examination of both the victim and the perpetrator. Resources for victims of violent and non-violent crimes are discussed and professionals present various points of view. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (24 units):
HUSR 200 CIntroduction to Human Services3
HUSR 275 C Ethical Issues in Human Services3
HUSR 223 CHelping Skills-Human Services3
HUSR 270 CIntroduction to Victimology3
HUSR 271 CSociety and Victimization3
HUSR 290 C Human Services in Criminal Justice3
HUSR 210 CIntroductory Fieldwork3
HUSR 211 CAdvanced Fieldwork3
Electives - Select 6 units from the following (6 units):6
Developmental Psychology3
Crisis Intervention Referral3
Group Leadership-Group Process3
Self-Esteem Strategies3
Families and Substance Abuse3
Behavior Modification3
Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society3
Cross-Cultural Criminology3
Total Units30