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Victimology and Victim Services Certificate

Completing the victimology and victim services certificate program better prepares you for careers that involve working with crime victims. All undergraduate students, including criminal justice majors, are able to participate in this program.

What Will I Learn?

The program is a series of classes the provide you with specialized knowledge of victimology, victim issues and systemic responses to victims. You will gain the background necessary to better understand causes, impact and treatment of victimization.

What are the requirements for this degree?

The program consists of 12 credit hours of victimology-related coursework. You must pass each course with a C or higher. There are two required courses and you may select two electives based on your interests.


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Completion of the certificate program will better prepare you for careers that directly involve working with crime victims, including careers in criminal justice, social work, teaching, counseling and many other human service fields.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Our students benefit from faculty members with a wide range of both professional and academic backgrounds. With small class sizes, you have many opportunities for mentorship and collaboration.

Contact the Criminal Justice Department 321 Shippen Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1558 Fax: (717) 477-4087