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Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [4 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Additional Foundation Skills Course

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Courses in a Strand [9 hours]

  • Global Conflict Resolution
  • Institutional Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Conflict Resolution
  • Societal Conflict Resolution

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Connecting Experiences [6 hours]

All students must take CMS 371K: Practicum in Conflict Mediation as one of your connecting experiences. For a second connecting experience, BDP advisors can assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies.

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Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

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BDP Certificate in Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies

Courses counting toward a BDP in Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.