Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Program Overview

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Alternative dispute resolution certificate students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree or a second baccalaureate degree can apply some or all the academic credits awarded in the online undergraduate certificate program toward that degree, assuming they meet the GPA and other ADR course requirements of that degree program.

Employment and volunteer opportunities exist for mediators in both the private and government sectors such as:

  • Ombuds person 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

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