Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution develops conflict management skills and the ability to analyze conflict over time and in various settings. The required curriculum focuses primarily on interpersonal conflicts and offers students a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the theories of conflict and applicable problem solving strategies. Transformative conflict resolution requires mediation and negotiation, and only through an understanding of the ethical, cultural and power dynamics at play is resolution possible. Elective courses provide social, historical and international perspectives of conflict. With such knowledge, students learn the stakes in resolution, patterns over time, and precedents for success.

Certificate Information

18 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

  • All courses are 3.0 credit hours and require a grade of C- or better unless otherwise noted.
  • At least 9.0 credit hours must be completed at the 300-level or above.

Required Courses

  • CJUS-P 313 - Conflict Management

Choose two of the following

  • BUS-M 421 - Fundamentals of Negotiation
  • CMCL-C 427 - Cross-Cultural Communication
  • PHIL-P 140 - Introduction to Ethics
  • PSY-P 321 - Group Dynamics
  • SOC-S 318 - The Self and Social Interaction

Choose three of the following

  • CJUS-P 330 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CJUS-P 335 - Race, Gender and Inequality in the Criminal Justice System
  • CMCL-S 229 - Discussion and Group Methods 
  • HIST-A 301 - Colonial North America
  • HIST-A 302 - Revolutionary United States
  • HIST-A 381 - Civil Rights Era in the United States
  • HIST-B 315 - European Anti-Semitism, Enlightenment to the Holocaust
  • HIST-B 323 - History of the Holocaust
  • HIST-B 360 - Europe from Napoleon to the First World War
  • HIST-B 361 - Europe in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST-F 341 - Latin America; Conquest and Empire
  • HIST-F 342 - Latin America: Evolution and Revolution
  • HIST-H 101 - The World in the Twentieth Century
  • PHIL-P 113 - Debate, Argument, and Persuasion
  • POLS-Y 107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS-Y 109 - Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS-Y 335 - West European Politics
  • POLS-Y 337 - Latin American Politics
  • POLS-Y 351 - Political Simulations (Repeatable 2 times) (1 credit hour)
  • POLS-Y 369 - Intro to East Asian Politics
  • POLS-Y 392 - Special Topics in Political Science: Theories of Power
  • SOC-R 463 - Inequality and Society
  • SOC-S 335 - Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-S 419 - Social Movements and Collective Behavior


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