Our program takes 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.
The B.A. in PCS has two modes of delivery, online and in-person. The online program uses asynchronous online instruction and can be completed 100% online.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Students gain perspective on the challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and social and political systems – locally and globally.
Study abroad is encouraged, including to 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).
Students are exposed to an array of techniques and strategies for nonviolent, constructive solutions to conflicts that arise in diverse personal, professional, organizational, and community environments.
A practicum allows students to gain hands-on experience in peace and conflict practice.
Students become well-versed in multiple conflict prevention and intervention skills; these include Mediation, negotiation, conflict transformation, violence intervention, and collaborative problem-solving.
Graduates of this program may work in positions or fields such as:
Mediator, Conciliator, or Negotiator
Restorative Justice Facilitator
Educator, Trainer, or Dialogue Facilitator
Legal or Criminal Justice Reform
Businesses/Nonprofit Program Management
The Peace and Conflict Studies Online Program is a 14-week long semester using asynchronous online instruction that can be completed 100% online. Students in the online program develop skills to create peace that builds supportive communities – an interdisciplinary, critical, social justice approach to conflict theory, peace studies, research, and practice.
Interdisciplinary program for those with 30+ transferable semester hours of college credit
High-quality, professional training in conflict transformation, resolution, and management
Gain hands-on experience in engaged research or entry-level practice with required practicum
Degree is in high demand in business, health, education, and nonprofit settings