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Human Services Violence Prevention

The Human Services Violence Prevention (VP) 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, education, 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.

Declaring your Major

To declare your major, you must submit a College of Health, Community and Professional Services Undergraduate Program Declaration Form. Consult with an advisor before submitting declaration form or enrolling in courses toward the major.


Core Required Courses (20 credits):

Practicum (5 credits)

In addition to the five core courses, a practicum is required. Experiential learning experience is an essential component of the human services degree program. Thus, every student is required to complete a practicum experience.

Human Services Violence Prevention and Intervention Requirements (20 credits)

In addition to the prerequisite, core and practicum requirements, students must complete 20 credits as follows.

General requirements (8 credits)

Required VPI Electives (8 credits). Choose two of the following:

Research/Evaluation Requirement (4 credits). Choose one of the following:

Interdisciplinary courses (8 credits). Choose two of the following courses: