Mar 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Victims and Victim Studies Minor

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The undergraduate minor in Victims and Victim Services provides a detailed, comprehensive, and advanced education in fields related to victims and victim services. This program is designed for students who are employed or plan to work in a field related to victim services. 

The CJVS program applies a multi-faceted approach to higher education that:

  1. Enhances analytical thinking and inclusive, relevant approaches to learning and the development of professional skills; and
  2. Focuses on specific, yet comprehensive, substantive areas of victims and victim services that students can apply to their current or future careers in the field.

Students completing the CJVS 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.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus and online program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. A minor in Victim and Victim Studies requires 18 semester hours of course work.
  2. No more than 6 credit hours of transfer coursework may apply to the CJVS certificate.
  3. A minimum grade of ‘C’ must be earned in each undergraduate course applied to satisfy the certificate.

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