The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) prepares students with the theoretical frameworks and practical skills necessary to address critical global concerns. The minor program provides access to highly-qualified faculty and development practitioners, and encourages the pursuit of internship, volunteer, and study abroad experiences. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply and investigate the ways in which the minor can supplement their own field of study.
A deeper understanding of development and conflict management trends and practices allows our students to "hit the ground running" when they enter an organization. Students in the International Development and Conflict Management minor say they have benefited from "the applicable assignments like writing grant proposals, and budgets," "the career preparation," "the simulation work," and the "social aspect of the minor." The classes and coursework allows for interaction among students, and professors or practitioners with insight into the field.