Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences

Academic Programs: Undergraduate

In Fall 2013, the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies began accepting students into its Peace and Conflict Studies Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programs.

The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Programs 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 BA in PACS  offers courses online and on campus.  The online Program is a 14-week long semester using asynchronous online instruction. The degree can be completed 100% online.


Suggested Course Plan
Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
PCS 205 Peace & Violence in the Modern World PCS 212 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

Junior Year

Fall Spring
PCS 305 Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies PCS 315 Conflict Transformation (WI)
PCS 308 Working Through Interpersonal Conflicts PCS 318 Managing Conflicts in Professional Contexts (SI)
PCS 309 Culture and Conflict Elective

Senior Year

Fall Spring
PCS 311 Conflict Research PCS 415 Interdisciplinary Practice in a Global Space
PCS 416 Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies I PCS 420 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
Elective PSC 450 Individual Studies

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