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Degree Requirements

Negotiations and Conflict Management Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

This 42-credit program requires the following:

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • The Conflict Management Profession (CNCM 504)
  • Understanding and Assessing Conflict (CNCM 506)
  • Approaches to Managing Conflict/Methods of Dispute Resolution (CNCM 508)
  • Research Methods (CNCM 510)
  • Negotiations: Theory and Practice (CNCM 513)
  • Mediation: Theory and Practice (CNCM 515)
  • Organizational Conflict and Conflict Management Systems (CNCM 730)
  • Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Conflict (CNCM 740)

Advanced Perspective Courses (12 credits)

Choose four courses, including at least one course from each of the following three groupings:

Individual and Interpersonal Perspectives

  • Interviewing (APPL 604)
  • Advanced Theories of Personality and Counseling (APPL 605)
  • Human Relations (APPL 612)
  • Advanced Mediation Skills (CNCM 519)
  • Special Topics (CNCM 620)
  • The Victim: Crime, Victims and Society (CRJU 702)
  • Advanced Topics in Information Systems (INSS 797)
  • Law of Contracts (LEST 603)
  • Family Law (LEST 606)
  • Special Topics in Public Administration (PUAD 705)

Managerial and Governmental Perspectives

  • Organizational Psychology (APPL 641)
  • Motivation, Satisfaction and Leadership (APPL 642)
  • Employment Law in Human Resource Management (APPL 646)
  • Arbitration: Theory and Practice (CNCM 517)
  • Special Topics (CNCM 620)
  • Managing Police Organizations (CRJU 640)
  • Managing Correctional Institutions (CRJU 642)
  • Economics (ECON 504)
  • Leading and Managing People (MGMT 600)
  • Human Resource and Compensation Management (MGMT 710)
  • Labor Relations and Conflict Management (MGMT 725)
  • Leadership, Learning and Change (MGMT 730)
  • Leadership: Self-Organization in the Firm (MGMT 732)
  • Organizational Creativity, Change and Entrepreneurship (MGMT 760)
  • Special Topics in Management (MGMT 797)
  • Public Employee Union Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (PUAD 731)

Cultural, Ethical and Policy Perspectives

  • Psychology and the Law (APPL 624)
  • Advanced Social Psychology (APPL 643)
  • Special Topics (CNCM 620) 
  • Administration of Justice (CRJU 610)
  • Police and Society (CRJU 631)
  • Seminar in Judicial Administration (CRJU 713)
  • Economics, Public Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility (ECON 640)
  • Legal and Ethical Arguments (LEST 507)
  • Law and Morality (LEST 508)
  • Areas of Law (LEST 605)
  • Professional Ethics (LEST 624)
  • Employment Law and the Human-Resource Manager (MGMT 712)
  • Policy Issues in Health Care (PUAD 751)
  • Environmental Policy and Administration (PUAD 761)

Internship and Capstone Experience (6 credits)

  • Internship (CNCM 790): You will work with the internship director to choose an appropriate internship.
  • Capstone Course (CNCM 798): Integrate what you have learned in your core courses, your chosen elective courses and your internship experience and any other applicable knowledge you have gained to achieve a comprehensive understanding of conflict management.
as of fall 2014