Trauma Studies Certificate

The trauma studies certificate is designed for students who are interested in a focused specialty in trauma studies or victim services in addition to their own major. It is appropriate for students in the College of Arts and Sciences or any of the schools of the university. It is particularly appropriate for students wishing to pursue careers in psychology, social work, sociology, criminology, law, public health, or nursing.
Requirements
A student 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:

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

CRIMIN 1120, Criminal Law
CRIMIN 4300, Communities and Crime
CRIMIN 4350, Victimology

PSYCH 2232, Psychology of Victims
PSYCH 3295, Selected Projects in Field Placement: Helping Victims of Crime (for three credits only           toward certificate).
PSYCH 3390, Directed Studies, if trauma-related topic (for three credits only toward certificate). Please                 seek approval of the Coordinator of the Trauma Studies Certificate in advance

SOC WK 3100, Introduction to Interventive Strategies for Social Work Practice
SOC WK 4601, Abused and Neglected Children
SOC WK 4602, Child Welfare Practicum Seminar

SOC 3250, Sociology of Victimization

Students may count up to 6 hours from the following group toward the trauma studies certificate:

CRIMIN 2230, Crime Prevention
CRIMIN 2240, Policing
CRIMIN 4340, Race, Crime, and Justice (same as SOC 4340)

POL SCI 2400, Public Administration
POL SCI 2420, Introduction to Public Policy
POL SCI 4940, Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations (same as SOC WK 4940 and SOC                 4940)

PSYCH 2160, Social Psychology (same as SOC 2160)
PSYCH 2230, Psychology of Women
PSYCH 2245, Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 4235, Community Psychology

SOC WK 4630, Women's Social Issues
SOC WK 4940, Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations (same as POL SCI 4940 and SOC                 4940)

SOC 2102, Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
SOC 2160, Social Psychology (same as PSYCH 2160)
SOC 3268, Sociology of Conflict
SOC 4340 Race, Crime, and Justice (same as CRIMIN 4340)
SOC 4940, Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations (same as POL SCI 4940 and SOC WK                 4940)

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.