Conflict and Dispute Resolution
The intent of the undergraduate certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution is to provide concentrated training in conflict processes that can be applied to a variety of degree and professional areas. Students completing this program will have a better understanding of the dynamics of conflict and the skills to effectively negotiate conflict in a wide range of settings.
To be admitted students must have 60 credit hours, have a 3.00 GPA, and submit a personal statement explaining their reasons for seeking the certificate and how the program will meet their professional goals. Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee admission to the certificate.
- Complete the following 3 courses: COM 205(3), 511(3), 521(3)
- Complete 1 credit hour of internship experience that directly relates to conflict and its application in professional settings. Students must have completed COM 511 and COM 521 or 6 credit hours of equivalent conflict courses before enrolling in the internship. In most instances, certificate students will enroll in COM 495, Communication Internship, to fulfill the internship requirement. Other internship courses may be substituted with approval of the certificate advisor.
- Complete 6 hours of elective credits. The intent of these electives is to allow students to focus on conflict processes that are specific to their professional interest area. Courses in the 6 hour elective requirement allow a more discipline specific focus than is found in the core and may include COM 397, Special Topics in Conflict, or other courses selected in consultation with the certificate advisor.