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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 a Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Minor at Salisbury University?

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
  • Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • International Studies
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology
For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a conflict analysis and dispute resolution major.
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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