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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
College of Sciences
Credit Hours
Tied for #1 Online Bachelor Psychology Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Understand and resolve disputes at all levels

Disagreement exists at all levels of society. We experience it within ourselves, our families, our communities and our world. It also allows us to grow and change, when we know the right steps for resolution. With your bachelor’s degree in communication and conflict you’ll be equipped to guide people to resolution, no matter the disagreement.

A degree through UCF Online will guide you through an understanding of communication at all levels, from interpersonal to intercultural. You’ll participate in conflict-resolution training and learn how to navigate the tricky waters of negotiation in a real-world context. Your online communication courses will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields, including counseling, family law and human resources.

UCF Online’s B.A. in Communication and Conflict is offered entirely online and, as a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of career fields or to pursue graduate studies in topics ranging from communication to law. Get started today.

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Course Overview

Relational Conflict Communication

Examination of social dynamics, interpersonal behavior, and motivation in a variety of settings in order to analyze intergroup conflict, and violence reducing strategies and techniques.

Nature of the communication process; variables affecting the process and the individuals involved. Analysis of communication models, interactant behavior, situational cues, verbal & non-verbal messages.

This course examines the strategies and effects of public communication campaigns aimed at informing and persuading audiences in health, political and environmental contexts.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Facilitate communication, manage conflicts constructively, and promote peaceful resolutions in various contexts.
  • Communicate empathetically, listen actively, and engage in dialogue across diverse perspectives and cultural differences.
  • Analyze media representations of conflicts and understand their impact.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • arbitrator
  • counselor
  • dispute resolution administrator
  • employee assistance provider
  • family law facilitator
  • foreclosure mediation coordinator
  • human resources administrator