The 15-credit undergraduate certificate program in Crime, Psychology, and Public Policy (CRMPPP) provides students an overview of the causes of crime and criminal behavior, the legal and criminal justice processes, and public policy toward crime-related issues. Students receive an in-depth understanding of the social and psychological causes of crime, policies to fight and prevent crime, the use of psychology to analyze and investigate criminal behavior, and the legal processes that involve accused and convicted criminals. The certificate program is intended for those who are interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and the causes of crime. Knowledge of the causes of criminal behavior and the criminal justice system are important to careers in the police, security, the correctional system, social work, law, psychology, journalism, and government or politics.
List of Courses* Included in the Certificate:
Take 3 credits in each of the following subject areas from a program list of approved courses
Criminology Approved list of courses:
Crime and the Individual Approved list of courses:
Crime and Society Approved list of courses:
Crime and Public Policy Approved list of courses:
Crime and Law* Approved list of courses:
Visit the Registrar's website to download the certificate application.
For more information, please contact Dr. Nicole Shoenberger, Assistant Professor of Sociology, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-898-6768.