Major in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies within the four-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
Major in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies within the three-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
Minor in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies within the four- or three-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
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Why complete a B.A. with a major in Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies (PCTS)?
Both the three-year and the four-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies provide a breadth of exposure to the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and include significant depth in PCTS. These degrees prepare students well for any area of employment or vocation with valuable skills—communication, writing, analytical, critical thinking, and organizing. A three- or a four-year B.A. in PCTS also serves as a sound basis for launching into professional studies such as community development, public policy, social work, law, and so on.
Why complete a four-year rather than a three-year degree?
The three-year PCTS major has been designed for students with a general interest in conflict and peace. The four-year major has been designed for students planning long-term work with conflict resolution agencies or further study and research. Students may build upon its requirements with courses that either focus on theoretical knowledge or on practical knowledge and skills.
Why complete a minor in Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies?
The minor requires 18 credit hours and can fit alongside a major in any field, whether in the three-year or the four-year Bachelor of Arts. The student is given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Peace and Conflict through the required introductory courses, and then may explore a variety of topics, according to their interest. Through a minor in PCTS, a student can gain valuable secondary competencies, applicable in almost any vocation, but especially relevant beside a major in Communications, Business, Psychology, or International Development Studies.