Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Collaborative Response to Family Violence Certificate

The Certificate for Collaborative Response to Family Violence, offered by the Department of Justice Studies , is available to community professionals of all disciplines who wish to enhance their skills and effectiveness through continued study. It is a 12-14 unit certificate program which integrates knowledge in the areas of family violence and collaboration to inform and improve our response to family violence and enhance innovation and effectiveness. Certificate participants will develop a strong working knowledge and awareness of:

  • Family violence
  • Dynamics, impacts and meaning of violence across disciplines
  • Critical systems involved in responding to family violence
  • Skills for collaboration
  • Critical analysis of stages and elements of effective collaboration

University Advanced Certificate Requirements​

Advanced certificate programs offer postbaccalaureate students coursework leading to a specific, applied, focused goal. In order to be eligible for admission to an advanced certificate, students complete an intake form or apply through CalState Apply and submit an official transcript(s) (noting the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited and/or recognized institution from a foreign country). Students must have a minimum of 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all advanced certificate coursework, with no less than the grade of “C” in any course. A maximum of 4 units of coursework with a grade of “C” can count toward an advanced certificate. A maximum of 4 units of coursework may be repeated. Undergraduate lower division courses are not applicable to advanced certificates. A maximum of 30% of any graduate degree program units (e.g., 9 units for a 30-unit Master’s degree) can be completed from another institution and/or units from Open University (including advanced certificate courses) at SJSU with approval from the department or school. The choice of grading requirements may have implications for transferability to degree programs (University Policy S16-17). 

The advisor/director of the program is responsible for verifying a student’s satisfactory completion of the academic requirements established for the program and for forwarding a copy of the certificate audit completion form to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations. The Office of the Registrar records the completion of the program on the student’s transcript. 

Required Seminars (3 units)

Take three units of seminar courses.

Elective Courses (3 units)

Take three units of elective courses

Other courses with approval of advisor

Total Units Required (12-14 units)