BA & BS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

General

Program Description

  • No.1 in the field at U.S.
  • World-renowned faculty
  • Domestic and international cases

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.

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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.

Analytical skills and techniques are critical to solving the world’s toughest problems. In order to solve conflicts, 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 designing surveys, conducting interviews, analyzing statistics, and organizing data.

Concentrations

All conflict analysis and resolution majors choose an area of concentration from the following:

  • Building Peace in Divided Societies
  • Global Engagement
  • Political and Social Action
  • Justice and Reconciliation
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Collaborative Leadership

Opportunities

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
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Degree Requirements

Total credits: 120

Students must fulfill all requirements for bachelor's degrees as stated in Academic Policies including all Mason Core requirements. Students majoring in Conflict Analysis and Resolution must also complete the college-level requirements for foreign language proficiency as well as 51 major requirement credits for the BA 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.

Last updated July 2019

About the School

Inspired by George Mason, one of the United States’ Founding Fathers, appeal for individuals and freedom, George Mason University recognizes that freedom and learning represent a complementary relatio ... Read More

Inspired by George Mason, one of the United States’ Founding Fathers, appeal for individuals and freedom, George Mason University recognizes that freedom and learning represent a complementary relationship that allows men and women of all ages to pursue their educational dreams. It is the fundamental goal of George Mason University to prepare its students to be critical thinkers and active citizens who have the skills and knowledge-base to make a lasting contribution to society. Read less