This certificate will provide the student with the theory and skills of conflict resolution and with an opportunity to implement this knowledge in the community.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Admissions Requirements

  • ENG-0985 Introduction to College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test.   

Other Information

  • The capstone course, POL-2140 Implementing Peace Studies and Conflict Management Theories and Practices with Service Learning, has a service learning as a requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze and assess conflict in all of its stages and manifestations in order to intervene effectively and ethically to successfully reduce, manage, or resolve conflict.
  2. Listen and utilize nonverbal, emotional and cultural/personal perspectives to validate each party’s issue/interest, to facilitate de-escalation and engagement to move towards resolution while maintaining a neutral process.
  3. Facilitate community building by engaging stakeholder representative through collaboration and teamwork while maintaining a safe and objective environment.
  4. Apply problem-solving techniques and knowledge of social/emotional intelligence to analyze and evaluate the roots of conflict, (including structural, cultural, emotional and economical differences), and their effects on individuals to create and sustain a peaceful community.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
POL-2020 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies 3
DEGR-xxxxSelect 1 or 2 Electives from below list 3-6
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours9-12
Second Semester
POL-2041 Conflict Resolution and Management 3
DEGR-xxxxSelect 1 or 2 Electives from below list 3-6
 Credit Hours6-9
Summer Completion
POL-2140 Implementing Peace Studies and Conflict Management Theories and Practices with Service Learning 3
DEGR-xxxxSelect 1 Elective from below list 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours21-27


Select from the below list of courses to fulfill elective requirements.

ANTH-1010Cultural Anthropology3
BADM-1122Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BADM-1210Labor-Management Relations3
COMM-1000Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-101HHonors Speech Communication3
COMM-2160Intercultural Communication3
HIST-1020History of Civilization II3
HIST-102HHonors History of Civilization II3
HIST-2520Hitler and the Holocaust3
HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
PHIL-101HHonors Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL-202HHonors Ethics3
PHIL-208HHonors Social Justice3
POL-2050Study Abroad in Peace and Conflict Resolution3
POL-2110Terrorism and Counterterrorism3
PSY-1060Cross-Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers1
PSY-2020Life Span Development4
PSY-202HHonors Life Span Development4
PSY-2040Social Psychology3
PSY-2060Adolescent Psychology3
PSY-2100Introduction to Aging3
SOC-2010Social Problems3
SOC-201HHonors Social Problems3
SOC-2550Race and Ethnic Relations3
WGS-1510Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WGS-151HHonors Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WGS-200HHonors Women and Reform3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.