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The program

P&CS offers two programs of study:

Undergraduate Major


Across these programs, students will:

Analyze the etiology (origins) and current dynamics of peace and conflict issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including those of anthropology, communication, economics, history, philosophy, literature (English), political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and theatre.

Suggest creative approaches and interventions to contemporary peace and conflict issues. For example, students will be encouraged to make connections between the processes used at the interpersonal, group and community levels to discuss, debate, and resolve issues and the types of issues faced at broader levels of society.

Synthesize the approaches to peace and conflict studies that are presented in different disciplines. Ultimately, students are encouraged to formulate personal approaches to dealing with peace and conflict, bringing together their scholarly investigations, discussions with peers, and practical experiences (for example, in community-based or international internships).

Participate in a variety of campus and community fora.

The undergraduate program is closely connected to the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy in collaboration with the College of Humanities.


Book an advising appointmentIf you would like to discuss the idea of a major or minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, please feel free to make an advising appointment with our Avademic Advisor:
Copeland Johnston, M.Div
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Last Updated: 10/11/17