Wield the Power of Peace

Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Major

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?

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.

With SU, you can tailor your major to focus on areas that you are passionate about. Strongly rooted in the social sciences, CADR complements the following areas of study as a double major:

  • Communication Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • International Studies
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


The conflict analysis and dispute resolution program balances core concepts in conflict models, theory and research, linking these to practical applications in the field of conflict analysis and dispute intervention. Choose from three tracks for a Bachelor of Arts:

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty and staff mentors are on hand to make sure students are fully engaged in all three CADR program wings of teaching, research and practice.


Meet Alexis – Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Major

Find out why Alexis thinks studying conflict analysis and dispute resolution makes the world a better place.

How many times do you get to take a class on Gandhi and nonviolence and hear lectures from a member of Gandhi’s family?
Brian Polkinghorn, Ph.D. Center for Conflict Resolution Executive Director

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