Minor and Concentration

The Center for Peace & Justice Education offers both a minor and concentration in Peace & Justice Education. Our interdisciplinary curriculum is firmly rooted in Villanova’s Augustinian tradition of education in the service of world peace and social justice, with particular emphasis on the poor and marginalized in society. As such, it offers courses which speak to a variety of issues, both timeless and pressing, to help students learn about corrosive social structures and articulate models more supportive of peace and justice.

Participating in the program in general, and obtaining a minor or concentration in particular, thus connects students to Villanova’s celebrated tradition of unifying heart and mind, and complements all majors offered by the University.

Program Highlights

  • The program typically offers about eleven courses each semester, with new courses continually being developed to reflect emerging peace and justice concerns.
  • Courses cover an array of academic areas, including Theology and Religious Studies, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Communication, English, and Political Science.
  • Faculty members who teach the courses reflect the same diversity of disciplines.
  • Some courses are specific to Peace and Justice Studies, while others are cross-listed from other departments.

Fulfillment of the requirements for a minor or concentration is acknowledged on the student's transcript. Students interested in a minor or concentration in Peace & Justice, should formally apply early in their academic careers.

More Information

Sign up for a P&J minor/concentration using the online form.

Curriculum Committee

Kathryn Getek Soltis, Chair
Jenny Joyce
Mary Beth Simmons
Connie Titone