Undergraduate Certificate in Conflict Analysis

The 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 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

Requirements for the proposed certificates are the same as for any student who applies for admission at IU Southeast.

Freshman applicants must meet the following criteria for full admission:

  1.  Core 40 or Core 40 with Honors or Technical Honors (or 28 college preparatory high school courses for non-Indiana residents and those graduating prior to 2011).
  2.  At least a 2.0 GPA.
Scores from either the SAT or ACT are required for those applicants who graduated from high school within the past two years - or who completed a GED and are 19 years of age or younger. Students who have been out of high school for over two years and do not meet the minimum requirements listed for traditional students may be asked to arrange for an interview with an admissions counselor to demonstrate intention through maturity and experience. Standards based on SAT totals from Critical Reading and Math sections.

Transfer Students:

  • Must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges (individual transcripts from each institution).
  • Must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
  • Applicants that have earned less than 26 hours of college credit are expected to meet the Freshman Admission Standards.

For undergraduates, the residency requirement is as follows:

University Residency Requirement
  • Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast. Some departments may have additional Residency requirements.
  • Diversity and Intercultural Certificate Residence Requirement
  • No additional residency requirements for the Diversity and Intercultural Certificate.

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.

Students are required to complete 18 hours with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, including at least nine hours at the 300-level or above.


Required Coursework

  • CJUS-P 313 - Conflict Management

Choose Two of the Following:

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

Choose Three Elective Courses from 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 Righs 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 (1 cr. Repeatable two times)
  • POLS-Y 369 - Intro to East Asian Politics
  • POLS-Y 392 - Special Topics in Political Science: Theories of Power
  • POLS-Y 471 - Terrorism
  • SOC-S 419 - Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • SOC-R 463 - Inequality and Society
  • SOC-S 335 - Race and Ethnic Relations


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

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