We take a dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of peace and the practice of conflict management, resolution, and transformation.
Undergraduates in this field of study will gain an understanding of peace science and peace scholarship while actively engaged in their communities proactively transforming conflict.
Students may complete a PCS major or minor completely online.
The online curriculum is identical in content and focus with the in-person program. Courses are usually offered simultaneously in in-person and online formats.
Undergraduates will gain perspective on challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and social and political systems by obtaining an understanding of peace science and the practice of conflict management.
Each minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours
Outreach, involvement, and service are at the core of the program’s curriculum, research, scholarship, and professional practice. Field experience is the means to that end – using knowledge, skills, values, and motivation from the academic program to make a difference in communities locally and abroad.
The department focuses on internationalization, consistent with UNCG’s mission. Students in the program have the opportunity to study abroad and gain global experiences that are then incorporated into class readings, discussions, and projects. Community engagement is fostered here in Guilford County and around the globe.
Students have the opportunity to study abroad in many countries, including Germany (University of Konstanz), Northern Ireland/United Kingdom (University of Ulster), Sweden (Linnaeus University and Malmo University), South Africa (University of Stellenbosch), Australia (University of Western Sydney and Australian Catholic University), and Denmark (University of Copenhagen).
Through high-quality, professional education in conflict management and peace-building, students will gain a systematic perspective on the challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and social and political systems – locally and globally; and learn peace-building, development, and conflict transformation skills and knowledge as applied in multiple settings.