Students may elect a minor in peace studies in combination with any major such as education; history; psychology; religion; women, gender, and sexuality studies; the sciences; communications; or sociology. The minor is a valuable complement for any major field because the broad range of skills and attitudes involved-attentive listening, interaction with and respect for others, cooperation, responsibility, negotiation, political engagement-are essential for quality personal, vocational, and civic lives.

Twenty-four credit hours (seven courses) are required for the minor in peace studies, as follows:

  • PCE 110
  • PCE 124 or PCE 148
  • Three 200-level courses
  • One 300-level course
  • The capstone course

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.