Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Single field major – four years - no minor required

The Bachelor of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding is designed to be an interdisciplinary, thoroughly diversity-oriented undergraduate degree program, with an emphasis on intercultural communication, the role of women in culture, and mediation, as a companion to the current graduate program in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding as a natural degree progression into which to pipeline students from the high school learning academies.


1. Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree (120 units)
See the “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

2. Elective Requirements
Elective units (12) will be necessary to satisfy the requirement that the student satisfactorily completes an overall minimum number of 120 units. While students will be permitted to make their own decision concerning selection of electives, course choices will be available for those who prefer to pursue further the interdisciplinary and diversity-oriented emphasis of this degree program.

3. General Education Requirements (54-60 units)
See the “General Education” requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

4. United States History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement (6 units)
See the “United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirements in the University Catalog. Courses under General Education Area D will satisfy this requirement.

5. Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
See the “Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement” in the University Catalog.

6. Course Requirements for the Four-Year Major (48 units)*
The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree:

  • ANT 338 Comparative Cultures: Peoples and Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia [3]
  • ANT 339 Comparative Cultures: Native Cultures of Mexico and Central America [3]
  • NCR 289 Key Issues in Peacebuilding [3]
  • NCR 290 Introduction to Negotiation Theory [3]
  • NCR 291 Psychology of Peacebuilding [3]
  • POL 371 Conflict, Violence & Nonviolence [3]
  • NCR 387 Environment and Peacebuilding [3]
  • SOC Social Movements: Resistance, Change and Communities [3]
  • SOC 334 Women in Society[3]
  • NCR 390 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding [3]
  • NCR 405 Research Methods in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding [3]
  • PHI 383 Comparative Religion [3]
  • NCR 410 Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Pedagogy [3]
  • NCR 490 Capstone Course: Community Service Learning Internship as Culminating Experience [3]
  • SOC 331 Minority Relations [3]
  • SOC 362 Gangs and Adolescent Subcultures [3].

*(See Roadmap: Course requirements are modified for the 3+3 option/concentration)

7. The balance of required semester units will be satisfied by successful completion of 60 units of GE courses (such as the recommended courses:

  • AFS 212 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic and Global Societies [3]
  • CHS 100 Introduction to Chicano Studies [3]
  • HUM 312 Key Movements: The Harlem Renaissance [3]
  • SBS 318 Cultural Pluralism [3]
  • SMT 312 Natural Processes and Human Welfare [3]
  • and courses in Dance, Philosophy, and Political Science),

and 12 semester units of free electives.

8. For More Information: Call 310-243-3237 or Email us at negotiation@csudh.edu