Post-Bac Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Communication

DEGREE OFFERED

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Option:  Conflict Resolution and Communication

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       August 1
Spring:  January 1

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  •  Proof of bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Whether you are looking to add conflict resolution to your professional skills or are interested in becoming a conflict resolution professional, Kean University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Communication provides both the highest level of skill development in conflict resolution methods and the communication skills required to successfully apply these methods.

Designed with the working professional in mind, the certificate program is a cohesive collection of basic and advanced methods for conflict resolution. Course schedules are designed so students can finish the entire program in one year.

Individuals with professional expertise in resolving conflicts are in high demand. These professionals work in areas such as human resources, labor relations and management, state and local court systems, education, and counseling.

Career Areas include:

  • Conflict management in schools and organizations
  • Crisis communication
  • Designing alternative dispute resolution systems
  • Human resources
  • Labor relations and management
  • Mediation and counseling
  • Managing public policy dispute
  • Ombudsman
  • State and local court system

Professionals who may benefit from this focused course of study include educators, managers, social workers, health care workers, counselors, and administrators. Anyone working with groups of people in a business, teaching, or community environment will find these conflict resolution and communication skills extremely useful.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 12 credits

CURRICULUM

Choose any four from the following:

  • COMM 5012 Small Group Communication & Decision Making
  • COMM 5535 Crisis Communication
  • COMM 5540 Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • COMM 5610 Communication and Law
  • COMM 5615 Communication and Mediation
  • COMM 5625 Communication and Negotiation
  • COMM 5626 Multicultural Communication in International Conflict Resolution

Students who opt to take the courses for credit may apply them toward a Master of Arts in Communication Studies if they have earned a grade of B or better in each course.
 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

grad-adm@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. WENLI YUAN
CAS 426
T. 908.737.0471
wyuan@kean.edu

Updated 6/27/12