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B.A. Peace and Justice Studies

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Fast Facts: Peace and Justice Studies Major and Minor

  • Peace and justice studies is an interdisciplinary program that builds on the College's extensive resources and commitment to this area of inquiry and practice.
  • The program approaches peace & justice studies from the broad perspective of promoting human dignity and respecting human rights, within both domestic and global contexts shaped by political, social, cultural, religious and historical forces.
  • While peace & justice studies has a rich and growing body of theory and empirical research, its goal is practical: the creation of more just and peaceful societies conducive to the fuller realization of human potential.
  • Drawing on the approaches and resources of various academic disciplines, peace & justice studies enables people to work more effectively for a just society, to resist and overcome oppression and violence, and to envision and build better human communities.

Program requirements

Major: 40 credits
Minor: 22 credits


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.


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 brain power 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, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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