Victimology

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Victimology

Know what’s usually missing from those cool cop and crime scene shows? What the victim has to deal with. In reality, the experience of crime victims with their offenders, law enforcement, and the courts is an important part of our criminal justice system.

Our Victimology certificate prepares you for a professional career in victim advocacy. This specialized area of study includes crisis intervention, community services, victim rights, and other areas that relate to victimology. Our certificate is also useful for police officers, firefighters, counselors, social workers, probation officers, and others who deal with victims.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Victimology program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Victimology

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a certificate within the Victimology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

$89,740

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

$37,742

Police Identification and Records Officers

$89,740

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

$44,801

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Victimology program is available through the Administration of Justice Studies department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.