Certificate Program

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or Extended Learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority. See Page 60 for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Conflict Management

This certificate can also be used by students in the Master of Business Administration and Master in Public Administration.

Admission to the Program

  1. Postbaccalaureate standing.

Certificate Requirements (24 units)

  1. COMM 522. Mediation Theory and Practice (4)
  2. COMM 670. Seminar in Conflict and Conflict Resolution (4)
  3. MGMT 645. Negotiation and Bargaining (4)
  4. Twelve units chosen from:
    • COMM 672. Intercultural Peacemaking (4)
    • COMM 673. Advanced Mediation Skills (4)
    • MGMT 642. Communication and Interpersonal Processes (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
    • MGMT 644. Industrial Relations (4)
    • PA 557. Public Sector Labor Relations (4)

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