The number of Notre Dame undergraduates who choose peace studies as a major or minor has more than doubled in recent years – from fewer than 100 students in the 2003-04 academic year to 244 in the 2008-09 academic year. The program attracts highly accomplished students who are very enthusiastic about their classes and about making a difference in the world. 

Peace studies undergraduates conduct research, organize and run their own peace conference every year, and are active in peacebuilding projects on campus and worldwide.