Studying Social Violence at Regis

Regis University’s undergraduate academic certificate in Social Violence is developed for students who are employed or are seeking employment in the criminal justice system or military directed organizations.
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Social Violence Undergraduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the undergraduate academic certificate in Social Violence benefits those who pursue knowledge associated with the field of social violence, violence prevention, apprehension and treatment. Courses offered supplement the training required to be adequately prepared for employment and promotion in agencies such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, social services, parole, diversion and prevention. This academic certificate also benefits writers who need to understand this area of study to underpin their specific writing endeavors.

Working with your academic advisor, the flexibility of the elective courses makes it possible to tailor your certificate program in the direction that is most relevant to your needs and interests.

Learn more about our undergraduate certificate in social violence.

Total Credit Requirements: 15 credit hours (5 courses)

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an enrollment counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 15.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Social Violence

CR 350 - Introduction to Criminology

Analyzes social, political, and economic forces that shape the nature, extent and definitions of crime. Includes corporate and government crime; the relationship of racism, sexism and drugs with crime; and imprisonment.

CR 370 - Criminal Deviance

Study of criminal behavior from a psychosocial approach. Examines various criminological perspectives of criminal behavior as well as specific psychological, biological, and learning factors of those individuals disposed to commit crime.

Electives

The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

Take nine (9) semester hours from the following:
CR 427, CR 428, CR 429, CR 430, CR 433

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

CR 350 Introduction to Criminology (3.00)

Analyzes social, political, and economic forces that shape the nature, extent and definitions of crime. Includes corporate and government crime; the relationship of racism, sexism and drugs with crime; and imprisonment.

CR 370 Criminal Deviance (3.00)

Study of criminal behavior from a psychosocial approach. Examines various criminological perspectives of criminal behavior as well as specific psychological, biological, and learning factors of those individuals disposed to commit crime.

CR 427 Criminal Profiling (3.00)

Provides an introduction to the science of criminal investigative analysis which is the process of inferring distinctive personality characteristics of individuals responsible for committing criminal acts. Discussions include wider societal contexts and implications.

CR 428 Youth Violence & Delinquency (3.00)

Examines youth violence, causal variables explaining these aberrant behaviors, the juvenile justice system that contends with this form of violence, and criminological and sociological theories that explain violent juvenile crimes.

CR 429 Family Violence (3.00)

Investigates issues associated with the use of aggression against household members, aggression that is against their will and detrimental to their physical, emotional and psychological welfare. Addresses social impact of violence as well as prevention.

CR 430 Sexual Homicide (3.00)

Explores the psychological mind of sex crime perpetrators and murderers, including formative influences, contexts of power, patterns and motives. Uses case studies to probe into criminal enterprise, personal cause, group cause and sexual homicides.

CR 433 Violence in the Workplace (3.00)

Interdisciplinary examination of and practical approaches to prevention, intervention and dealing with the aftermath of violence in the workplace.

How to Apply

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Certificate Only Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Please note: You are limited to taking a maximum of 18 credit hours and you are NOT eligible for financial aid or veteran's benefits. If you decide to become degree-seeking you must meet all admission and degree requirements of the undergraduate program selected.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application deadline: The application deadline is one week prior to the start of the term. Applications received after the deadline will be moved to the next term.

Application Deadlines and Class Starts

Term Class Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 8W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W2 - 2013 September 30, 2013 September 23, 2013
Fall 8W2 - 2013 October 21, 2013 October 14, 2013
Fall 5W3 - 2013 November 4, 2013 October 28, 2013
Spring 8W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014 February 3, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014 February 24, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014 March 10, 2014

Tuition

Classroom Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Social Violence Undergraduate Certificate $6,200 15 $410 $50

Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Social Violence Undergraduate Certificate $6,950 15 $460 $50