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Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies Minor

The undergraduate minor in conflict analysis and trauma studies (CATS), provides the only academic program in the nation that combines the two complementary areas of conflict resolution and trauma studies. Conflict resolution programs primarily are combined with peace and conflict studies, while the trauma studies programs are predominantly in clinical mental health programs. The CATS program bridges these two areas, providing the framework and models for individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their social empowerment and resiliency in healing from conflict, trauma and loss.

The program provides foundational knowledge in microsystems (individuals, families) and larger social macrosystems (communities, nations). The program also provides a variety of professional trainings, beyond clinical professions, for post-trauma and post-conflict reconstruction.

The Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies minor is a concurrent minor available to students currently enrolled in an on-campus or online bachelor's degree program from Kansas State University.

Careers in Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

Students completing the minor in conflict analysis and trauma studies can enhance their degree program and career options in:

  • peace and conflict studies
  • clinical mental health programs
  • psychiatry and psychology
  • Social work


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

The conflict analysis and trauma studies minor is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the K-State College of Human Ecology.

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