International Development and Conflict Management Minor

2117 Chincoteague Hall
Phone: 301-314-7703

Program Director: John McCauley, Ph.D.

The minor in International Development and Conflict Management is a 16-credit, undergraduate program of instruction designed for students who aspire to gain theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to address critical global concerns related to development and conflict -- and at their intersection.

Applications are accepted during the spring and summer semesters and enrolled students begin the program in the subsequent fall semester. Students applying for the program must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study. Applicants must be full-time students in good standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Up to 70 students are accepted into the program each year.

For more information about the minor and access to application materials, please visit:

Requirements for the minor include the following coursework: 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
GVPT354International Development and Conflict Management3
GVPT355Capstone in International Conflict Management3
GVPT356Capstone in International Development3
ELECTIVEGlobal Perspectives Elective courses from approved list3
BSOS388Behavioral and Social Sciences Special Topics (BSOS388E-Minor Practicum)1
METHODSOne research methodology course from approved list3
Total Credits16

Note: Six credits (or two courses) can be double counted for your major and the minor. Classes must generally be completed after acceptance into the minor program, with the exception of the elective and methods requirements.

All courses used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better. Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average across all courses used to satisfy the minor requirements.