Peace and Social Justice Studies Concentration

Peace & Social Justice Studies Concentration
(15 credit hours)

The Peace & Social Justice Studies Concentration is designed to provide students study and discussion of diverse histories, philosophies, theologies, and ethics of peace, non-violence, and social justice which have emerged in response to conflicts, tensions and suffering around the world. The program presents a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of peace and social justice, one that includes courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It establishes a unique foundation for the pursuit of various majors upon transfer, including, peace studies, international relations, sociology, psychology, or philosophy, among many others.

Most courses included in the concentration meet the general education requirements, and have IAI transfer codes. However, students should work closely with the Peace & Social Justice Studies Coordinator to ensure they are taking the needed courses in each general education area, and are not taking more than one course with the same IAI number. 

Students meeting the requirements for the concentration will have a notation added to their transcript indicating successful completion. In order to receive this designation, students must complete a Peace & Social Justice Studies Concentration Completion Form, and meet with the Peace & Social Justice Studies Coordinator.

Required Courses

  • SSC 201 - Introduction to Global Studies, 3 semester credit hours
  • PHL 106 - Ethics, 3 semester credit hours

Choose three (3) additional courses designated as Peace & Social Justice Studies courses or sections. A comprehensive list of approved sections each semester is available in the class schedule.

For more information, please contact Madhuri Deshmukh, Coordinator, at or 847.376.7032.