Minor or Concentration Requirements

Earning a minor or concentration in Peace & Justice Studies is facilitated both by the relevance of the courses to students’ lives and by the significant number of courses from other major departments which count toward the requirements. In addition, many Peace and Justice courses satisfy diversity and writing enriched requirements.

Minor Requirements

To obtain a Minor, a student must take 18 credit hours, including:

  • One of the following foundational courses: PJ 2250 Violence and Justice in the World, PHI 2450 Catholic Social Thought, PJ 2700 Peacemakers and Peacemaking, PJ 2800 Race, Class and Gender, PJ 2900 Ethical Issues in Peace and Justice; AND
  • Five other courses in Peace and Justice, courses cross-listed by Peace and Justice, or courses otherwise earning Peace and Justice credit. Note: No more than three foundational courses may receive credit for the minor. Note: no more than three 1-credit courses may receive credit for the minor.

Concentration Requirements

A student must take 24 credit hours, including all requirements for the minor plus two additional Peace & Justice courses, courses cross-listed by Peace & Justice, or courses otherwise earning Peace and Justice credit. Note: No more than three foundational courses may receive credit for the concentration. Note: no more than three 1-credit courses may receive credit for the concentration.