Wield the Power of Peace

Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Minor

Peace is a power greater than any weapon. If you are driven to make a difference, start your lifelong dedication to building a more peaceful world with Salisbury University’s conflict analysis and dispute resolution program. Our program provides you with specialized pre-professional training that teaches you how to deal effectively with people in conflict in all aspects of your life – and ultimately, how to save lives.

Why Choose Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at SU?

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a conflict analysis and dispute resolution major.

More and more schools across the nation are seeing a need for peace education – and SU is already leagues ahead. The Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (CADR) is ranked the number two program of its kind in the nation. The department, in conjunction with the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution, is a unique program of distinction that offers a multidisciplinary, practical and applied approach to teaching and training.

Students have found that CADR makes an excellent minor to supplement their skills in other disciplines. Ultimately, CADR students develop strong analytical and practical skills to better understand and respond to conflict dynamics at all levels of human interaction. Developing skills to better deal with conflict and to understand the dynamics involved will be useful no matter what profession you find yourself in.

We have found that CADR compliments the following areas of study as a minor:

  • Business administration
  • Communication arts
  • Early childhood education
  • Elementary education
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental issues
  • History
  • Information systems
  • International studies
  • Management
  • Nursing,
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology 

The CADR minor involves the completion of five courses, at least four of which must be coursework that was not used to satisfy General Education requirements. At least three courses must be completed at SU, and all courses applied toward the minor must be completed with grades of C or better. Students enrolled in the program will complete a minimum of four CADR courses. Individual directed-study courses from various majors may be utilized with the approval of the minor advisor. 

Students in this minor must complete CADR 200 Foundations of Conflict and Conflict Resolution. They must also complete four elective courses (see the checklist for options). At least three must be CADR courses and at least two must be upper-level CADR courses.

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