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Examination of conflict from various perspectives and the change that is possible.

Approach conflict with the hope, energy and courage to make a tangible difference. Conflict studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines conflict from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives–social, psychological, gender, critical security and post-colonial.

As a conflict studies major, you will study across more than 15 departments and engage in the theoretically informed analysis of in-depth case studies, gaining a comprehensive understanding of contemporary armed conflict, human rights, environment, labor-management, globalization, culture and interfaith issues. You will explore the causes, processes and resolution of intra-personal to international conflict and issues, and develop the mindset, tact and skills to affect peaceful resolution. 

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • The Study and Analysis of Conflict
  • Intercultural Conflict
  • God at Peace and War
  • Advanced Conflict Analysis

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Advocacy
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Counseling

Approach and engage world issues with confidence.

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