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. 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.
See Admission to Certificate Programs for more information.
All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Graduate Student Academic Standing Standards for more information.
Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.
Applicability of Undergraduate Psychology Courses (Pathway Programs)
As a pathway to the graduate-level counseling programs, students who complete certain undergraduate-level courses at Golden Gate University in pursuit of certain bachelor’s degrees may have the comparable graduate-level required courses waived from the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology , the Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills , or the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution program requirements.
The following courses are eligible for this waiver option: PSYCH 120 Principles and Methods of Counseling satisfies the PSYCH 320 Therapeutic Communication and Counseling Skills requirement. As a consequence of having these courses waived, the total number of units required to complete the program will be reduced accordingly. Note: Students who have not completed (or are expected to complete) the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology, the Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology, or the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are not eligible for this waiver.