United Nations

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in United Nations is designed to improve your knowledge of the United Nations and its global role in conflicts, mediation, diplomacy, peacekeeping, and international law. Knowledge gained from this online certificate program is applicable for careers at the U.N. or other federal agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations providing peacekeeping operations or humanitarian assistance.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Terrorism’s impact on national security
  • International and global politics
  • International conflict resolution theories and real-world applications
  • Global peacekeeping and peacekeeping logistics
  • International civil order and law
  • History of peacekeeping from 1945 to the present

This online certificate is intended for undergraduate students who want to expand their knowledge of the United Nations without committing to a degree program. View all courses.

Completion of this program may lead to eligibility for a certificate of completion from the Peace Operations Training Institute. Visit the POTI website for more information.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

 

  • Comprehend the theory and politics of conflict, war, mediation, and diplomatic negotiations.
  • Evaluate the potential for conflict in a country or region.
  • Assess the rationale for negotiation and the life cycle of a conflict situation.
  • Explain the various approaches toward United Nations peace operations.
  • Evaluate the development of multiparty mediation and assess the benefits and drawbacks of such an approach.
  • Analyze the complexity and limitations of negotiating across cultures and diverse groups.
  • Describe the distinct nature of conflict in the post-Cold War era.

 

 

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates  

Military-Affiliated Students* = $250/credit hour

All Other Students = $270/credit hour

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.