Supplementary Major or Minor
The Undergraduate Program in Peace Studies offers a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum that draws from both the humanities and the social sciences. Students may choose from two curriculum options: the Supplementary Major (24.0 credits) or the Interdisciplinary Minor (15.0 credits). Both options are supplementary and can only be pursued in addition to a full primary major.
The major and minor both require three foundational courses that explore the concepts and ideas central to peace studies: an introductory course, a mid-level course on peacebuilding, and a writing-intensive capstone seminar. Students also select a number of thematic electives designed to either deepen knowledge of specific peacebuilding concepts or support integrated learning between peace studies and other majors and minors.
Courses are taught by top research faculty and respected scholar-practitioners who have a variety of expertise in theory, practice, and policy. Faculty represent many different academic disciplines that contribute to peace studies, including political science, anthropology, history, law, psychology, religious studies, literature, business, media, sociology, philosophy, theology, and others.
To meet with the director of undergraduate studies, email:
Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
To learn more about the program or declare a major or minor in peace studies, email:
Anna Van Overberghe
Assistant Director for Academic Administration and Undergraduate Studies