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Certificate in Conflict Resolution (CR)

Purpose

This certificate was developed to prepare a variety of professionals to become more competent in conflict resolution skills. Conflict is inevitable in society, government, and business and employers are increasingly seeking individuals with skills in negotiation and conflict resolution. The Conflict Resolution (CR) certificate will educate individuals to respond to conflict and provide collaborative problem-solving services which can produce sustainable, expansive, and just outcomes. This certificate is open to all students, regardless of major. Students already enrolled in a degree granting program should seek guidance from their Academic Advisor or Certificate Coordinator to see how these credits correlate with their chosen major. Students must complete the Undergraduate Certificate Program form so that the certificate will appear on their transcript.

Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.


Curriculum

Certificate Pre-requisites:

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Course Requirements: (9 credits)

PSY 477 Introduction to Conflict Management

PSY 478 Mediation Skills

PSY 479 Dimensions of Organizational Conflict

Electives (6 credits)

Two electives are also required to earn the Conflict Management Certificate. Approved courses are listed below. Students may be able to substitute courses from their degree program, depending on their major. Please check with the Certificate Coordinator.

Select two courses from the following:

Psychology

PSY 309 Interpersonal Communication Skills

PSY 315 Group Dynamics

PSY 322 Wellness in the Workplace

PSY 461 Topics in PSY: Psychology of Leadership

PSY 412 Crisis Intervention

PSY 461 Topics in PSY: Psychology of Leadership

PSY 472 Bullying

PSY 475 Topics in PSY: Violence in the Workplace

PSY 481 Domestic Violence

PSY 490 Internship in Behavioral Science (Psychology Majors)

ORG 311 Organizational Behavior, Change, and Development

ORG 302 Psychology of Leadership

ORG 475 Special Topics: Violence in the Workplace

ORG 490

Behavioral Science

SOC 302 Marriage and the Family

SOC 304 Ethnic Groups and Minorities

SOC 469 Step-Parenting & Blended Families

SOC 490 Internship in Behavioral Science (Behavioral Science majors)

Criminal Justice

CRJ 469 Domestic Violence

CRJ 474 Victims of Crime

CRJ 490 Internship in Criminal Justice

Human Resource Management

BBM 490 Internship in Business Management

HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining


Total credits for the CR: 15