Thirty-six credit hours (11 courses) are required for the major, including:

*Writing proficiency in the major is fulfilled in PCE 205.

*Two additional semesters of language, beyond the college requirement. Requirement may be met by continuing in the language in which college proficiency was acquired, taking another language for two more semesters, or taking two languages for a semester each. Facility with languages is stressed over fluency, which students with five semesters of the same language rarely achieve.

Click here to download the peace studies major advising worksheet.


Recommended areas of elected study:

  • World/regional history
  • Political economy
  • International development
  • Contemporary sociology
  • Political anthropology
  • Economics
  • Public policy
  • International organization
  • Environmental policy
  • Geographies of conflict
  • Comparative literature
  • Feminist theory

Peace Studies Checklist

Review the Peace Studies Checklist (PDF) with your academic advisor to ensure that you are taking the necessary courses and credits to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or visit the Academic Advising website for more information.