Conflict and Dispute Resolution Certificate

Conflict and Dispute Resolution

This certificate provides 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 manage conflict in a wide range of settings.

Admission requirements

To be admitted students must have completed at least 30 hours and have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee admission to the certificate.

Program requirements (16 hours)

  1. COM 205(3) and COM 3113).
  2. Complete either COM 511(3) or 521(3).
  3. One hour of internship experience that directly relates to conflict and its application in professional settings. Students must have completed COM 311 and either COM 511 or COM 521 or equivalent conflict courses before enrolling in the internship. In most instances, certificate students will enroll in COM 494, Conflict Internship, to fulfill the internship requirement. Other internship courses may be substituted with approval of the certificate advisor.
  4. Six hours of elective credits with advisor approval. 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.
  5. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.