Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences

Student Opportunities

  • Outreach, involvement, and service are at the core of the program’s curriculum, research, scholarship, and professional practice. Field Experience is the means to that end – using knowledge, skills, values, and motivation from the academic program to make a difference in communities locally and abroad.
  • The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) is a collaboration in scholarship and community engagement. Visit the CNNC website for more information: cnnc.uncg.edu.

Additional Opportunities

The department focuses on internationalization, consistent with UNCG’s mission. Students in the program have the opportunity to study abroad and gain global experiences that are then incorporated into class readings, discussions, and projects. Community engagement is fostered here in Guilford County and around the globe. Students have the opportunity to study abroad in many countries, including Germany (University of Konstanz), Northern Ireland/United Kingdom (University of Ulster), Sweden (Linnaeus University and Malmo University), South Africa (University of Stellenbosch), Australia (University of Western Sydney and Australian Catholic University), and Denmark (University of Copenhagen).

Through high-quality, professional education in conflict management and peace-building, students will gain a systematic perspective on the challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and social and political systems – locally and globally; and learn peace-building, development, and conflict transformation skills and knowledge as applied in multiple settings. UNCG also partners with Transcend USA, whose mission is to bring about a more peaceful world by offering education/training and research to transform conflicts nonviolently.