What courses will you take?
The B.A in Peace and Conflict Studies curriculum is interdisciplinary. You will choose a combination of courses from different disciplines (cultural studies, criminal justice, history, political science, sociology and others) to explore:
- How do factors such as poverty, lack of education and social inequity lead to conflict, both internationally and domestically?
- What are the causes and conditions which generate and sustain conflict and violence?
- What are the principles and methods for the resolution of conflict and violence?
- What are the norms, practices and institutions for conflict transformation and building peace?
In the senior year, you will take a seminar that helps integrate the learning from your electives to address these central questions of the field.
To gain a global perspective, many students choose to study abroad at partner universities. Students also engage in internships for academic credit and valuable real-world experience.