Focusing on conflict transformation and the building of peaceful and just societies
Peace and Conflict Studies focuses on nonviolent forms of conflict resolution, social justice, and peacebuilding in various social settings from the global to local, such as by international agencies, NGOs, community organizations, nonprofits, and in education.
The Department emphasizes social justice, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. We equip students with valuable and in-demand skills such as negotiation, mediation, group facilitation, collaborative problem solving, and violence intervention.
Students in the bachelor’s program have the option of completing their degree in-person or online.
Students in the master’s program in Peace and Conflict Studies choose from two concentrations: Sustainable Peace and Justice (in-person) and Transformative Peace and Conflict (online)
Students with undergraduate degrees have the opportunity to further their education with a certificate that can be completed on-campus or online.
Best Bachelor’s in Peace and Conflict Studies According to Social Work Degree Guide
Estimated Peacekeepers JOBS in the U.S. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
ANTICIPATED INCREASE in number of Jobs for mediators by 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
“When looking at programs, I wanted something that touched all areas of conflict – interpersonal, communal, intercultural, global, national, and so on. And UNCG had that. But what really sealed the deal for me was the University’s motto of ‘service.’”