Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences


In Fall 2013, the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies began accepting students into its Peace and Conflict Studies BA Program.

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program takes a dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of peace and the practice of conflict management, resolution, and transformation.  Undergraduates in this field of study will gain an understanding of peace science and peace scholarship while actively engaged in their communities proactively transforming conflict.

Most courses are open to major and non-majors. The PACS BA Program is migrating to asynchronous learning. Starting fall 2016, PCS 305 and 308 will be offered asynchronously. By 2018, the PACS degree completion program will be 100% asynchronous online.


Suggested Course Plan

Sophomore Year 

PCS 205 Peace & Violence in the Modern WorldPCS 212 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

Junior Year

PCS 305 Foundations of Peace and Conflict StudiesPCS 315 Conflict Transformation (WI)
PCS 308 Working Through Interpersonal ConflictsPCS 318 Managing Conflicts in Professional Contexts (SI)
PCS 309 Culture and ConflictElective

Senior Year

PCS 311 Conflict ResearchPCS 415 Interdisciplinary Practice in a Global Space
PCS 416 Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies IPCS 420 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
Elective PCS 450 Individual Study


International Students

For more information about international programs, please click here

Important Dates

For calendars and important dates, visit the Registrar’s page.

Tuition & Fees

For information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the Cashiers Office.


For more information, please contact Jeremy Rinker, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at