The Dispute Resolution Certificate provides students with a thorough foundation of communication courses related to dispute resolution.
The program culminates in specialized sequence of courses: negotiation, facilitation, and mediation, giving student expertise in the field. A practicum in mediation offers practical experience in mediation. This certificate provides students with both the theoretical background and the practical experience to effectively resolve conflicts in a variety of contexts. A certificate, unlike a minor which must be awarded at graduation, may be obtained at any time once the requirements have been completed. Students with a previous baccalaureate degree often have completed most of the certificate requirements.