PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

School of Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies offers a Peace and Conflict Studies Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeremy Rinker, Director of Undergraduate Study, at jarinker@uncg.edu.

The Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) 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 majors and non-majors.
  • The BA in PCS  has two modes of delivery, online and on campus.
  • The online Program is a 14-week long semester using asynchronous online instruction that can be completed 100% online. For more information and to watch a video about our online program click here

Suggested Course Plan for On-Campus

Freshman or Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
PCS 112 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (Suggested) PCS 205 Peace & Violence in the Modern World

Junior Year

Fall Spring
PCS 215 Conflict Transformation (WI) PCS 305 Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies
PCS 218 Managing Conflicts in Professional Contexts (SI). PCS 308 Working Through Interpersonal Conflicts
PCS 309 Conflict and Culture PCS 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 PCS 420 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
PCS Elective PCS Elective or PCS 450 Independent Studies

 

Suggested Course Plan for Online

Freshman or Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
PCS 112 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies (Suggested) PCS 205 Peace & Violence in the Modern World

Junior Year

Fall Spring
PCS 305 Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies PCS 215 Conflict Transformation (WI)
PCS 308 Working Through Interpersonal Conflicts PCS 218 Managing Conflicts in Professional Contexts (SI)
PCS 309 Conflict and Culture PCS 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 PCS 420 Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
PCS Elective PCS Elective or PCS 450 Independent Studies

 

 

Currently Offered PCS Electives

PCS 405 Localizing Peace PCS 433 Restorative Justice
PCS 406 Environmental Justice PCS 456 Sports, Conflict and Peacebuilding
PCS 432 Conflict Transformation at the Food-Water Nexus

For additional PCS electives see the current Catalog here.