Undergraduate Certificate in Victim Studies

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Victim Studies provides students and professionals with an overview of victimology and victim services. 

Undergraduate Certificate in Victim Studies
VCST 3350Victimology3
VCST 3351Victim Service Delivery3
VCST 4351Trauma and Crisis Intervention3
VCST 4383Family Violence3
VCST 4390Violence Against Women3
Total Hours15

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Victim Studies is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Assist victims in an empathetic and compassion way.
  • Understand the victim experience.
  • Be equipped to help victims through the criminal justice system.