The graduate certificate in conflict resolution prepares students for work in mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution. Students will learn the skills and concepts of non-adversarial problem solving and apply them in both public and private sectors, including family law, business, commerce, tax, insurance and domestic disputes. The certificate requires completion of six courses (18 units) with a B average or better at Golden Gate. Arrangements may be made for specific industries or interests to have a graduate certificate in conflict resolution especially designed to meet the regulatory requirements of that field. For further information, refer to “Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment ”.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first nine term in the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of B or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.
Applicability of Undergraduate Psychology Courses (Pathway Programs)
As a pathway to the graduate-level industrial organizational programs, students who complete the following undergraduate-level courses at Golden Gate University as a part of completing either the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology or Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology may have the comparable graduate-level required courses waived from their Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution program requirements: PSYCH 120 Principles and Methods of Counseling satisfies the PSYCH 320 Therapeutic Communication and Counseling Skills requirement. MGT 141 Organizational Leadership satisfies the PSYCH 341 Organizational Behavior and Process requirement. Note: Students who have not completed (or are expected to complete) the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology or Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology are not eligible for this waiver. As a consequence of having these courses waived, the total number of units required to complete the program will be reduced accordingly.