Mar 04, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice BA, Victims and Victim Studies Concentration

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The undergraduate concentration in Victims and Victim Studies provides a detailed, comprehensive, and advanced education in fields related to victims and victim services. The CJVS program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work fields related to victim services or who are currently working in this field and would like to enrich their professional development.

The CJVS program 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 victims and victim services that students can apply to their current or future careers in the field.

Students completing the CJVS concentration 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 interested in obtaining a concentration in CJVS within the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program must apply and enroll in the BACJ program within the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and must adhere to all of the degree program requirements.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus and online program.

Declaring This Concentration

  • 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.
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Program Requirements

  1. A concentration in Victim and Victim Studies requires 12 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 requirements.

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