Requirements

Undergraduate students may earn a Trauma Studies Certificate by completing 18 hours with a GPA of 2.0 or better from at least three departments from the following courses:

A. Students must complete at least 12 hours from the following group:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 1120 - Criminal Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 4300 - Communities and Crime
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 4350 - Victimology
  • Psychology 2232 - Psychology of Victims
  • Psychology 2280 - The Psychology of Death and Dying
  • Psychology 3295 - Selected Projects in Field Placement: Helping Victims of Crime (3 credits only toward certificate)
    (Must seek approval of the Coordinator of the Trauma Studies Certificate in advance)
  • Psychology 3390 - Directed Studies: Trauma-related topics only (3 credits only toward certificate)
    (Must seek approval of the Coordinator of the Trauma Studies Certificate in advance)
  • Psychology 4398 - Child Maltreatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Social Work 4601 - Abused and Neglected Children
  • Sociology 3250 - Sociology of Victimization
  • Sociology 3278- Sociology of Law

    Only one of the following highly recommended courses may be counted toward the Trauma Studies Certificate:

  • Psychology 2161 - Helping Relationships
  • Social Work 3100 - Introduction to Interventive Strategies for Social Work Practice

B. Students may count up to six hours from the following group toward the Trauma Studies Certificate:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 2230 - Crime Prevention
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 2240 - Policing
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 2251 - Youth Gangs
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice/ Sociology 4325 - Gender, Crime, and Justice
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice/ Sociology 4340 - Race, Crime and Justice
  • Political Science 2400 - Public Administration
  • Political Science 2420 - Introduction to Public Policy
  • Political Science 4940 - Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Psychology/Sociology 2160 - Social Psychology
  • Psychology 2230 - Psychology of Women
  • Psychology 4235 - Community Psychology
  • Psychology 2245 - Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Work 3700 - Diversity and Social Justice
  • Sociology 2102 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • Sociology 3268 - The Sociology of Conflict

Special topics courses relevant to trauma studies may be included in the certificate when approved in advance by the Coordinator of the Trauma Studies Certificate. If you have any questions, please call 314-516-5393.