Core Requirements (10 hours)
Culture and Conflict—CHOOSE ONE (3 HOURS)
Group Peacebuilding and Leadership—CHOOSE ONE (3 HOURS)
International Peacebuilding and Development—CHOOSE ONE (3 HOURS)
The certificate draws on a broad range of theories and techniques from the academic disciplines of anthropology, communications, cultural studies, political science, psychology, history, economics, law and business. It is designed in such a way to enhance an undergraduate major’s field of study and provide opportunities for employment in careers in the public, private and non-for-profit sectors.
Students who get a certificate will acquire an understanding of the theories of conflict and sustainable community building and development. They will also receive the skills and experience necessary to navigate the intricacies of intercultural communication and negotiation in whatever their chosen profession may be.
The certificate would be noted on the student’s transcript. Students enrolled in the program will also have opportunities to work with the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding on community and international projects and academic research in the field of intercultural understanding.
To sign up for the Certificate, see Karen Miller in the Academic Advisors office.
The certificate can be completed with a total of 19 credit hours. This can be done in one academic year.
No. The IPB program is open to non-degree seeking students and entry level classes can be taken online.
Peacebuilding is an interdisciplinary field. A variety of majors found at BYUH can help you gain relevant academic background. Students in the IPB program come from many different majors including: Anthropology, Communications, Social Work, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Entrepreneurship, Business, etc.
The IPB program uses theory, as well as practice, to provide a well-rounded academic experience. Students who complete the program will be able to certify as mediators in virtually every state in the U.S. In addition to mediation, students can experience in facilitation, on campus and community projects, etc.
As a certified mediator, you can operate in many professional and domestic spheres. Certification means that you can legally market yourself as a mediator in a given state.
The PMP offers IPB students to find application of theory in various fields.
Field trip applicants are chosen by the Director of the Center. Apply here.
Major and Certificate Requirements