Human Services Violence Prevention
The Human Services Violence Prevention (HSVP) concentration (53 credits) is a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on violence prevention and intervention. Because the prevention of violence requires efforts across so many disciplines, the HSVP concentration draws on a number of fields to prepare students to work in a broad range of human services. The HSVP concentration increases students' competence in a variety of fields including general human services, public health, corrections & criminal justice, public policy, sociology, psychology, social work and gender studies. These disciplines work together to promote effective prevention of and intervention in violence at the individual, family, and community levels. Students who are HSVP majors study not only the theories and dynamics of interpersonal violence, but various approaches to responding to and preventing violence as well.