This a 12-credit online certificate program that explores critical approaches to understanding vulnerability and risk within communities challenged by violence.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in crime control and community safety. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a background in
- Community organizing
- Social work
- Individuals working with vulnerable adults and young people
Program Completion Timeline
- All courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within 9 months.
- Although most students complete the program 9 months, you will be allowed up to 3 years to complete the program.
- Participants can start the program in the fall term.
With this degree program, we intend to create an opportunity for students to explore and analyze principles of vulnerability, violence, risk, and community safety in order to solve complex health and social challenges.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain the importance of injury and/or violence as a major public health
- Discuss some of the root causes of many types of violence and
- Analyze injury and/or violence data.
- Strategize prevention strategies based on theories related to the cause of violence and aggression.
- Develop a plan to stimulate change for injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy, and/or education.
- Disseminate information on injury and/or violence prevention to the community, policymakers, leaders, and other key stakeholders, through diverse communication networks.