National University




Undergraduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lead Faculty: Dr. Jack B. Hamlin

The successful completion of the ADR certificate program will provide students with the necessary skills to become effective negotiators, mediators, and facilitators. These skills are in high demand in the business community, local, state, and federal governments, and neighborhood communities. Students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree or a second baccalaureate degree can apply some or all the academic credits awarded in the certificate program toward that degree, assuming they meet the GPA and other requirements of that degree program. Employment and volunteer opportunities exist for mediators in both the private and government sectors such as:

  • Ombudsperson for a corporation or university
  • Education, teaching and training
  • Human Resources Departments
  • U.S. Military
  • State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS)
  • State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • San Diego City Attorneys Office
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Mediation and Arbitration Private Practice
  • Small Claims Courts
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Community Mediation Programs
  • Restorative Justice Program

Requirements

Certificate Requirements (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Electives
To receive a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, students must complete four courses for the major and two electives from the courses listed below.

Program Information

Online Education

This program is available online.