Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

In the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program, you will critically examine the origins and root causes of violence and conflict, and learn strategies for resolving interpersonal, communal and international conflicts peacefully. You will master the theoretical and intellectual frameworks related to peace building, human rights advocacy and justice development by learning to interpret real life situations and applying strategies for consensus-building, advocacy, partnership development and other intervention tools.

Complete an internship with an organization related to peace, social justice or conflict resolution, and participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in order to gain an international perspective on the causes of violence and conflict, as well as strategies for negotiation and resolution.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • International conflict and peacebuilding
  • Social justice and social change
  • Conflict: intervention, negotiation and advocacy
  • Human rights: problems and problematics
  • Activism and advocacy
  • War and peace in the modern age
  • Frameworks for building a just and peace-supporting society

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Social service
  • International relations
  • Humanitarian efforts
  • Political work
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Public policy

97%

97 percent of 2015 Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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