This 15-credit hour certificate program teaches ways to manage consumer, workplace, and personal conflict through the use of effective communication, emotional intelligence skills, and cooperative problem solving. From a foundation in conflict theory, students learn strategies to prevent, reduce, and resolve conflict with the goal of preserving, and in many cases improving, relationships. All 15 hours required for the certificate are offered online. Students admitted to the regular, non-degree graduate program may enroll in up to 12 credits.  These 12 credit may be used toward the HES General Studies Master’s degree.  Students admitted to the Conflict Resolution certificate, non-degree graduate program may enroll in up to 15 credits.  All 15 of these certificate credits may be used toward the HES General Studies Master’s degree.

Application:  Special Non-degree

Admission Criteria: 

Regular Admission - GPA Requirement:  The applicant must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall, 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours in a degree program, or 3.0 for a completed graduate degree program.  Entrance Exam Requirement:  No admissions test is required for regular admission if GPA is 3.0 or higher.

Permission to Continue Admission - An applicant may be considered for Permission to Continue Admission if he or she has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GRE score of 300 (revised GRE test) or 1000 (GRE general test).  A graduate student satisfies the condition by earning an average of "B" or better in the first 12 semester hours of graduate-level work completed and by satisfying any other conditions specified by the department or the Graduate School at the time of admission.  If the 12 hours are completed in a term in which the total credits exceed 12, the evaluation is made on the basis of all graduate-level work.

General Requirements:

a)  Prerequisites:  Bachelor Degree

b)  Minimum Required Hours:  15 hours.  

Course of Study

Hours
Spring
CSM 525Conflict Resolution Workplace3
CSM 527Emotional Intelligence3
CSM 528Processes of Negotiation3
CSM 586Principled Negotiation3
CSM 559 or Techniques of Counseling in Consumer Sciences3
CSM 530 Family And Consumer Law
Summer
CSM 525Conflict Resolution Workplace3
CSM 527Emotional Intelligence3
CSM 528Processes of Negotiation3
CSM 530Family And Consumer Law3
CSM 559 or Techniques of Counseling in Consumer Sciences3
CSM 530 Family And Consumer Law
Fall
CSM 525Conflict Resolution Workplace3
CSM 527Emotional Intelligence3
CSM 530Family And Consumer Law3
CSM 586Principled Negotiation3
CSM 559 or Techniques of Counseling in Consumer Sciences3
CSM 530 Family And Consumer Law

Transfer Credit:  Transfer credit is not accepted.

Certificate Completion Requirements:  15 hours of required courses are required as identified above and in the Program Body.

Time Limit:  None

Awarding the Certificate:  Students receive the Certificate from the Department of Consumer Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, upon completion of 15 hours of required course work.  No other institutions are involved.

Hours that might be Used Later if Admitted to a Degree Program:  15 Hours.  Students admitted to the regular, non-degree graduate program may enroll in up to 12 credits. These 12 credits may be used toward the HES General Studies Master's degree.  Students admitted to the Conflict Resolution certificate, non-degree graduate program enroll in up to 15 credits. All 15 of these certificate credits may be used toward the HES General Studies Master's degree.