Violence Studies Concentration

The School of Public Health is a participating department in the graduate concentration in Violence Studies offered in collaboration with the Departments of Criminology, Law, and Justice, Psychology, and Political Science as well as the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the Jane Addams College of Social Work. The concentration is administered jointly through the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice and the College of Social Work.

Composed of courses from multiple disciplines, this concentration provides students with a holistic view of the problem of violence in society and deepens their knowledge and skill set to address it. This concentration aims to produce broadly trained individuals who can apply theories and methods from multidisciplinary perspectives to critically analyze and effectively respond to various types of violence in society through innovative programs of research, policy development, treatment, and prevention. The concentration requires a minimum of 11 semester hours (4 courses) with two courses selected from a list of foundational courses and then two additional supplementary courses.

Contact:  Paul Schewe, associate professor of criminology, law and justice, schewepa@uic.edu.