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1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

Extended Student Services Hours:

7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CDT

Trina McCarty
Program Coordinator

Nonviolence Studies Undergraduate Certificate

Learn how to change local and global conditions that can lead to violence. Kansas State University’s undergraduate certificate program in nonviolence studies teaches nonviolence strategies, tactics and tools to help resolve problems without violence. The 15-hour program is open to K-State undergraduates and nondegree-seeking students.

The certificate program explores:

  • how to change the conditions that foster violence
  • how to find better ways to resolve conflict rather than bullying, abusing power, war, or violence
  • why people care about human rights, human wrongs and social justice
  • ways to learn how to change the world, the environment, your relationships and yourself for the better

Careers in Nonviolence  

Skills learned in the nonviolence studies undergraduate certificate program can be applied to many careers, including:

  • crisis communication
  • international diplomacy
  • psychology
  • anthropology
  • social work
  • education


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The nonviolence studies undergraduate certificate program is offered through the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work in the College of Arts and Sciences.