Advisement for the major is available from the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department.
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, B.A. All Focus Options Curriculum Guide (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)
The conflict analysis and dispute resolution major is housed in the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department. The curriculum requirements for the conflict analysis and dispute resolution major are designed to provide a sound pre-professional training ground for undergraduate students who intend to pursue professional conflict intervention positions or to continue in a higher education setting. The major is designed to provide specialized pre-professional training with its emphasis on analytical and practical skills. While remaining anchored in a liberal arts tradition and strongly rooted in the social sciences, the program is designed to easily allow students to study in other fields outside the major in order to enrich these skills and these traditions. Faculty work with students individually to develop strong analytical and practical skills. Students are also guided in the development of a work ethic appropriate to professional conflict resolution practitioners.
The major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution (CADR) requires time in the field working with organizations and institutions that need conflict resolution services. The major has an internship and field research requirement that can be completed in the local community, the region, nation or internationally.
This focus emphasizes conflict that may result from human factors such as miscommunication, misperception, misunderstanding and other forces that are manifest between individuals.
Complete a minimum of 10 CADR/CADR elective/CADR focus courses.
Complete 5 CADR/CADR elective/CADR focus courses at the 300/400 level.
Complete all CADR/CADR elective/CADR focus courses with a C or better.
Transfer students majoring in CADR must complete at least 4 upper-level CADR courses with a grade of C or better at Salisbury University.
This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.
University Undergraduate Major Policies
- Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
- Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
- All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
- Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
- Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
- It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
- Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.
General Education Requirements
Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.
Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)
A. C or Better in One of the Following
B. Select One Course From:
Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group II: History (2 Courses)
A. Select One Course From:
B. Select One Course From:
Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)
A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:
B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:
C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)
- ART, COMM, DANC or THEA, MDFL, MUSC, PHIL, ANTH, CADR, ECON or FINA, EDFN, ENVR, Human GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 112 - Issues in the Social Sciences 4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 211 - Issues in the Humanities 4 Hour(s) Credit
Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)
A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:
BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:
B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:
C. Select One Course From:
MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)
General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major
IIIB (Social Science)
Group I - CADR Core Courses (5 Courses)
Group II -CADR Elective Course Work (2 Courses)
- Select 1 course from below at 300-400 level:
- Select 1 additional course from below:
Group III - Interpersonal Focus Electives (3 Courses)
Complete 3 from the Following: