Trauma Studies Undergraduate Certificate
The undergraduate Certificate Program in Trauma Studies is an interdisciplinary program requiring 18 credits of training across a minimum of 3 disciplines. This certificate is appropriate for students who want to specialize in working in a variety of professional settings with individuals who have been exposed to potentially traumatic events (e.g., physical and sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, community and gun violence, war, natural disasters). Students develop knowledge and competencies related to trauma exposure, posttraumatic growth, trauma-related difficulties including PTSD, and implications for working across a variety of professional settings.
Many but not all of the courses required by the Certificate Program in Trauma Studies have prerequisites. Some students may satisfy prerequisites by virtue of their prior curriculum and their major program of study. When this is not the case, students are responsible for satisfying the prerequisites.
All students must take at least one course offered by 3 different departments (including their home department).
Up to 9 credit hours of coursework can apply to the major program of study. Certificate Coordinator’s approval is required for trauma certificate courses to be double-counted towards another undergraduate certificate program at UM-St. Louis.
|PSYCH/GS 3232||Psychology of Trauma||3|
|Select three to five of the following:||9-15|
|Communities and Crime|
|Violence Against Women|
|War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice in the 20th and 21st Centuries|
|Psychology of Death and Dying|
|Traumatic Stress in Childhood and Adolescence|
|Child Maltreatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach|
|Intimate Partner Violence|
|Choose up to two courses from the following:||6|
|Gender, Crime, and Justice|
|Race, Crime, and Justice|
ED PSY 3312
|Interpersonal Skills in Helping Relationships|
|Behavioral Health Concepts|
|Introduction to Public Policy|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Introduction to Gender Studies|
|Social Issues and Social Policy Development|
|Diversity and Social Justice|
Please seek approval of the Coordinator of the Trauma Studies Certificate in advance.
Special Topics courses relevant to trauma studies may be included in the certificate when approved in advance by the coordinator of the trauma studies certificate.