The Certificate in International Peace and Security is designed to provide a specialized and in-depth knowledge of theories, concepts and evidence about issues of conflict and peace in world politics. Students will develop analytical and practical skills on matters of diplomacy and conflict resolution, coupled with a breadth of understanding about contemporary issues, about the different types and forms of international violence that exist, as well as the causes of and solutions to such conflict.

If your career goals are in foreign service, public or private sector conflict mediation, international business and risk assessment, homeland security or military service, this certificate program will be an invaluable benefit to your education. Any student seeking advanced study in international security, or who wishes to foster peace and understand war, is eligible and will find this intensive program rewarding.

Required Coursework

International Relations core:
POL INTL 1024 International Relations * 3
POL INTL 3120 International Security 3


Select a minimum of 9 hours from the following: 9

COMM 4344/5344 Intercultural Communication

International Relations:
POL INTL 3127 United States Foreign Policy
POL INTL 3143 International Law
POL INTL 3145 International Organizations

Comparative Politics:
POL COMP 3121 Terrorism and Insurgency
POL COMP 3125 Politics of Nonviolence

HIST 4675/5675 Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
HIST 4680/5680 Military History from Napoleon to the Present

SOC 3090 Conflict Resolution

Total Hours 15

*POL INTL 1024 (943:024) satisfies Category 5C of the Liberal Arts Core.