Required Courses

An undergraduate minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a great complement to just about any major and will help you increase your competitive edge in the workplace. This interdisciplinary minor requires 21 hours of coursework. That means the minor draws from courses in more than one discipline.

The following courses (12 hours) are required for all students completing the ADR minor:

Number Course Name Hours
PADM 4000 Mediation 3
PADM 4050 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 3
PADM 4060 Practicum in Mediation and Dispute Resolution 3
COMM 3320 Communication and Conflict Management 3

Students interested in pursuing this minor should contact their major advisor. For additional information about the ADR program or minor, please contact the ADR advisor.

Elective Courses

For the remaining 9 hours of the minor, students may select 3 courses as electives from the list below. These classes should be chosen in consultation with your advisor and must be from two different academic departments. 

Number Course Name Hours
BLAW 3430 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
CJUS 3210 Judicial and Legal Systems 3
MGMT 3870 Management Research Methods 3
PADM 4010 Family Mediation 3
PADM 4020 Dispute Resolution in the Workplace 3
PADM 4030 Dispute Resolution in a Global Workplace 3
PADM 4040 Crisis Intervention 3
PADM 4070 Arbitration Basics 3
PSYC 3640 Marital Adjustment 3

Help resolve conflict in a variety of settings.

In today's world, employers seek individuals skilled in negotiation and dispute resolution. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a collection of proven, cost-effective strategies used to address disputes outside the courtroom.

Sharpen your competitive edge with our Alternative Dispute Resolution Minor. You’ll learn the skills used to resolve conflicts in marriage, business, education, the community, and in government. Open to all UNT students.

Get started with this certificate

Contact the College of Health and Public Service Office of Student Services and Academic Advising for more information on our Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate. 

Office of Student Services and Academic Advising 
College of Health and Public Service 
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