Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mediation Undergraduate Certificate

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Mediation is a process in which conflict parties attempt to manage their differences with the assistance of a neutral third-party. The Certificate in Mediation is designed to provide intensive and in-depth training in mediation and communication skill competencies. Trained mediators are impartial process experts who utilize communication and conflict philosophy and theories to increase the probability of more favorable outcomes between parties in conflict. The undergraduate certificate is designed for communication majors or any student interested in developing practical skills in alternative dispute resolution. The courses in this certificate focus on alternative dispute processes that include strategies for managing conflict in personal, public, legal, political, governmental, and corporate contexts. These certificate requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them. Please check spacing here and throughout.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus or online program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Students should apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Mediation after the completion of the required courses.
  • To apply, students must complete the certificate application (see the Communication Department website) and return it to Dr. Larry Erbert in room 3008 of the Student Commons Building, or mail to Department of Communication; P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 176; University of Colorado Denver; Denver, CO 80217-3364. The approved certificate is mailed to the student after final grades are posted for the semester.
  • Students who are not already enrolled at CU Denver must complete an Application for Non-Degree Admission prior to registering for courses. The form should be returned to the Office of Admissions.

Additional information about the Undergraduate Certificate in Mediation may be obtained from Dr. Larry Erbert, Department of Communication, 303-315-1918,

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from approved courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 9  upper division (3000-level and above) credit hours from approved courses.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all certificate courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete all credit hours for the certificate with CU Denver faculty.

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