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 are held to all prerequisite requirements; some students may require more than 5 courses to complete this certificate.
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
PSY 477 Introduction to Conflict Management
PSY 478 Mediation Skills
PSY 479 Dimensions of Organizational Conflict
CRJ 343 Restorative Justice
Two electives are also required to earn the Conflict Resolution 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:
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 472 Bullying
PSY 481 Domestic Violence
PSY 490 Internship in Behavioral Science (Psychology Majors)
ORG 311 Organizational Behavior, Change, and Development
ORG 490 Internship in Organizational Dynamics
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)
CRJ 469 Domestic Violence
CRJ 474 Victims of Crime
CRJ 490 Internship in Criminal Justice
BBM 490 Internship in Business Management
HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Total credits for the CR certificate: 15
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.