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The College of St. Scholastica

Peace and justice are weighty, lofty concepts, but St. Scholastica’s program is grounded in a practical, common sense approach. The program’s curriculum draws from various academic disciplines to give students the skills and knowledge to work more effectively for a just society. Students learn how to resist and overcome oppression and violence and to envision and build better human communities. They will gain deep knowledge about various ways to promote peace, justice and conflict resolution.

With its strong emphasis on the Catholic Benedictine values of respect, community, hospitality, love of learning and stewardship, St. Scholastica is the perfect home for the peace and justice major. The program builds on the College’s extensive resources and commitment to this area of inquiry and practice.

Students who complete this program will be well prepared for jobs in domestic or international humanitarian or social change organizations or government agencies.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.




As part of the Peace & Justice Studies program, students are required to complete a practicum/internship with a humanitarian, social change organization or a government agency.

Career Outlook

Students who complete this major are well prepared to take jobs in domestic or international humanitarian or social change organizations or to work in government agencies. The program also provides excellent preparation for graduate or future professional study.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.