Conflict Resolution (Minor)

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The minor program in conflict resolution introduces students to theories and practices that will enable them to understand, address and transform conflict, while dealing with challenges both at the micro and the macro levels in individual and collective interactions.

The world is rife with conflict, and being able to resolve it productively is a great asset. This minor enables you to understand and address conflicts effectively in all types of social situations ranging from family and relational to organizational and political.


The minor program in conflict resolution introduces students to theories and practices that enable them to understand, address and transform conflict while dealing with challenges both at the micro and the macro levels in professional and cross-cultural contexts and in individual and collective interactions.

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Conflict Resolution (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in conflict resolution consists of 15 credit hours. A minimum of nine credit hours must be upper division. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours of communication courses must must be taken through the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. All courses must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Required Courses -- 15 credit hours
COM 100 is a prerequisite to COM 312. If COM 100 has already been taken as a major requirement, a communication upper-division elective may be substituted.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: COM 312, a required course in the minor as a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Incompatible Majors: BA in conflict resolution

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

Students who complete the minor take an interdisciplinary approach to conflict resolution, while being grounded in communication. With this solid background, they are ready to pursue further education or careers in diverse areas and in relevant professions, such as:

  • arbitrators, mediators, conciliators
  • educators
  • guidance counselors
  • human resource managers or specialists
  • marriage and family therapists
  • patient representatives
  • residential advisors
  • social and community service managers

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