• Conflict Studies at Hamline

    The study of conflict is a study of ourselves and our relation to others at interpersonal, group, and societal levels.

    The conflict studies minor and certificate programs offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of conflict analysis and response in various settings.

    Students will be challenged to understand the nature and dynamics of conflict, to address the natural tensions between concerns for justice and concerns for peace, and to develop an appreciation for the challenges of constructive conflict resolution.

    The conflict studies minor or certificate can help you: 

    • More deeply understand the nature of conflict in an increasingly diverse world

    • Refine your negotiation skills

    • More appropriately intervene in conflicts

    The program offers a blend of theory and practice with significant time devoted to application. You will study with graduate students from Hamline University’s programs in education, public administration, nonprofit management, general management, and law.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Conflict Studies.

  • Undergrad Research at NCUR

    A group of 36 Hamline students are in Memphis, Tennessee to present their collaborative research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Students present original research with topics spanning across a variety of disciplines and programs, from social justice to business, and biology to history.


    A book co-authored by Professor Patricia Palmerton, communication studies and conflict studies, was just released. Oral Communication in the Disciplines: A Resource for Teacher Development and Training was published by Parlor Press.


    Sarah Greenman, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, moderated a panel discussion that aimed to help Falcon Heights set a new direction for policing on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Falcon Heights Church.