Victimology

Human Services Victimology Certificate

The study of Victimology explores the costs of victimization in our society today and the variety of methods, current and proposed, for dealing with the issues. Courses provide an in-depth examination of both the victim and the perpetrator.  Resources for victims of violent and non-violent crimes are discussed and professionals present various points of view.

To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C.” At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses (24 Units) are listed in suggested sequence:

Course Number Title Units
HUSR 200 C Introduction to Human Services 3
HUSR 275 C Ethical Issues in Human Services 3
HUSR 223 C Helping Skills in Human Services 3
HUSR 270 C Introduction to Victimology  3
HUSR 271 C Society and Victimization 3
HUSR 290 C Human Services in Criminal Justice 3
HUSR 210 C Introductory Fieldwork 3
HUSR 211 C Advanced Fieldwork 3

Select a minimum of 6 Units from the elective courses listed below:

Course Number Title Units
HUSR 221 C Crisis Intervention and Referral 3
HUSR 222 C Group Leadership / Group Process 3
HUSR 224 C Self-Esteem Strategies 3
HUSR 225 C Families and Substance Abuse 3
HUSR 226 C Behavior Modification Techniques 3
HUSR 240 C Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society 3
HUSR 295 C Cross-Cultural Criminology 3
PSY 139 C Developmental Psychology 3

Total units required for Victimology Certificate = 30 Units

To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”.  At least 50% of all course work must be competed at Cypress College.  Consult your counselor if you are interested in the General Education classes necessary for an Associate in Arts Degree.