Undergraduates: Explore Peace Studies

Author: kroc.nd.edu

Concerned about terrorism, war, and the state of the world? Interested in peace, justice, and the future of the globe?

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies invites you — any undergraduate at Notre Dame or Saint Mary's College — to enroll in the peace studies program, which offers classes related to conflict, violence, war, terrorism, peace, justice, and human rights. You’ll join more than 150 sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pursuing a supplementary major (24 credit hours) or an interdisciplinary minor (15 credit hours) in peace studies.

Peace studies is a great way to enrich your education, whether you are studying in the liberal arts, sciences, or business. You’ll become an empowered citizen with knowledge and understanding of critical world issues. You’ll gain valuable skills in conflict resolution, nonviolent social change, and strategic peacebuilding. And you’ll be challenged to put principles of social justice to work and make a difference in the world.

More than 40 Notre Dame faculty members teach in the undergraduate program in peace studies. To learn more about the program, visit the Kroc Institute’s website at kroc.nd.edu or email Professor George A. Lopez, Hesburgh Chair of Peace Studies and director of undergraduate studies, at lopez.1@nd.edu. To enroll in peace studies, contact Anna Van Overberghe, undergraduate program manager, at Vanoverberghe.11@nd.edu.

Contact: Prof. George A. Lopez, lopez.1@nd.edu