The world is becoming increasingly connected and the ability to create and maintain cross-cultural connections is more important than ever. As the effects of violence and conflict are felt throughout the global community, we are seeing more and more opportunities for collaboration, problem-solving, and peacebuilding in local communities and across international barriers. To prepare our students to make cross-cultural connections, Bachelor's of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution students must demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language.
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution advisors help students create an interdisciplinary course of study that meets their interests and career goals. All majors are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor from the School who will help students develop and follow a coherent plan of study and complete the degree in a timely manner.
Analytical skills and techniques are critical to solving the world's toughest problems. In order to solve the conflict, we must first understand it. Critical thinking and research skills are the focus of our Bachelor of Science program and are in demand by employers of all sectors. Students pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution develop research skills and have the opportunity to gain experience in designing surveys, conducting interviews, analyzing statistics, and organizing data.
All conflict analysis and resolution majors choose an area of concentration:
- Building Peace in Divided Societies
- Global Engagement
- Political and Social Action
- Justice and Reconciliation
- Interpersonal Dynamics
- Collaborative Leadership
Advisors help students create an interdisciplinary course of study that meets their interests and career goals. All majors are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor from the School who will help students develop and follow a coherent plan of study and complete the degree in a timely manner.
Total credits: 120
Students must fulfill all requirements for bachelor's degrees as stated in Academic Policies including all Mason Core requirements. S-CAR majors must complete the 6 credit college-level requirement in research methods as well as 51 major requirement credits for the BS degree.
Students pursuing a double major/degree with a program outside of the S-CAR undergraduate program will be expected to fulfill all of the Mason Core and college requirements necessary to complete the second major. Please check with the second major department concerning additional requirements.