Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that promotes human dignity and human rights in both local and global contexts.
Justice and peace are essential conditions for human flourishing, shaped by political, historical, economic, social, religious, and cultural forces. Peace and Justice Studies students consider structural inequities and community resources to help work more effectively toward peace and justice, resist and heal oppression and violence, and build stronger and healthier human communities.
While Peace and Justice Studies has a rich and growing body of theory and empirical research at its disposal, its goal is practical: the creation of more just and peaceful societies to more fully realize human potential. Students undertake internships in areas such as youth education, urban farming, sustainable development, labor unions, and the criminal justice system to receive mentorship from community leaders and prepare for their future, both professional and personal.
The Peace and Justice Studies Department offers these programs: