Course Requirements

To attain a Bachelor of Arts in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (PJC), students will be required to complete successfully a 192 credit hour program, with a minimum of 48 required credit hours in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program:

The four-course sequence PAX 210-212-214-218 forms the foundation of the program and should be completed in the first or second year of study. Courses do not need to be done in sequence. An internship, PAX 392, offered once a year in the fall, should be completed prior to taking PAX 350. If possible, students should take the internship prior to senior year. Seniors should plan to take the capstone, PAX 350, offered once a year. Two PAX 250 workshops (2 credit hours each) can be completed at any time, ideally prior to senior year.

Senior Capstone

PAX 350 is usually offered in winter quarter. Students doing study abroad during winter quarter of their senior year must do the capstone in their junior year.  This is required even for a double-major who must do a capstone in the other major.

Program Approved Electives

Courses cross-listed with any listed below are accepted as PAX electives. Check with the PJC Director for topics courses approved as PAX electives each quarter or to approve a course not on this list.

Courses approved as PJC minor program requirement for a community-based service learning courses: See list under the PJC Minor. ​

LAS: African and Black Diaspora Studies

LAS: Anthropology

LAS: Catholic Studies

LAS: Community Service Studies

LAS: Comparative Literature

LAS: English

LAS: Geography

LAS: History

    Honors Program

    LAS: International Studies

    LAS: Islamic World Studies

    LAS: Latino and Latin American Studies

    LAS: Lesbian, Gay, Queer & Transgender Studies

    LAS: Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

    LAS: Philosophy

    LAS: Political Science

    LAS: Public Policy Studies

    LAS: Religious Studies

    LAS: Sociology

    LAS: Women's and Gender Studies

    LAS: Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse

    College of Communication

    College of Education

    College of Science and Health: Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies

    College of Science and Health: Psychology

    School for New Learning

    Open Electives

    Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.​​​​