• Conflict Studies Certificate


    Acceptance to the Program

    The conflict studies program is open to all interested undergraduates and is individually tailored to address each student’s learning objectives. Prior to approving a proposed course of study, each student is required to meet with a member of the core faculty to develop a statement that describes the student’s proposed learning objectives and how they relate to his or her academic major, and to identify appropriate courses that will meet the student’s learning objectives. Approval should be obtained by the end of the term in which the student completes the second required course, Approaches to Conflict Response. Students may only count courses toward the minor or certificate that have been approved in advance by the program director or conflict studies advisor.

    Certificate Requirements

    The undergraduate certificate in conflict studies is designed to provide greater educational depth and integration than the minor. A student wishing to earn a certificate in conflict studies must make application and be approved in the same manner as students entering the conflict studies minor program. Students pursuing a minor may elect to continue for a certificate, with approval of the program director.

    Students approved for the certificate in conflict studies must take eight (8) courses as follows:

    Additional Six Courses

    • One approved internship/practicum/study-abroad experience with a theme related to the study of conflict
    • Four required courses from within the student’s approved track
    • Capstone. Students in the certificate program are required to participate in an approved capstone course