Veterans “have experience that makes them the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the roots of war and the way to peace.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies invites active military, veterans, and their family members to participate in its Veteran Scholars Initiative. Veterans are encouraged to bring their experience into the classroom and offer their insights and observations regarding critical peace and conflict studies issues of the day.
The Veteran Scholars Initiative recognizes the unique skills military members bring to the peace development table. The Department prepares veterans to assume leadership roles in local, national, and international peace building activities.
Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG is rigorous and community-engaged. We offer both on-line and on-campus classes for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The curriculum includes theory, research, analysis, practice skills, and application. Graduates of the MA program demonstrate competency in the following categories:
- Theoretical background of the field of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Global competence
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Cultural Competency
- Conflict resolution skills
Veteran Scholars are afforded an opportunity for international educational exchange, for instance to Sweden or Germany.
Veteran scholars at UNCG have the opportunity to participate in local, national, and international research and community projects, conferences, and editorial activities with the Peace and Conflict Studies on-line publication, Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis
Whether you are looking for a graduate program or an undergraduate degree to allow you to capitalize on your military background and tailor your studies to meet your goals, Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG may be right for you.
You may wish to read Serving Those Who Served, an article about UNCG’s national rank as among the best colleges for Veterans in the United States.