Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Peace and Social Justice Studies Certificate

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This certificate is designed for students who are concerned about issues of peace and social justice in contemporary society. It is founded on the principle that peace requires not only the absence of violence but also the presence of justice.

This certificate can be earned in conjunction with any baccalaureate or graduate degree, can be earned through the General Education Pathway in Conflict & Peace Studies while simultaneously meeting all general education requirements.


Twenty-four (24) units in a program approved by the Director of Peace Studies, to include the following:

Core Theory Course (3 units):

Take one of the following:

Core Skills Course (3 units):

Take the following:

Elective Courses (15 units):

Take at least one course from each of the following groups, and one additional course from any group.

Group B: Laws, Rights, Responsibilities in Peace and Conflict (3 units minimum):

Peace Project (3 units, optional):

Students in the Certificate program only should complete three units of an independent study project during their senior year with any Peace Studies faculty. Students who are simultaneously completing the General Education pathway in Conflict & Peace Studies need to take an additional 300- or 400-level GE course from groups A, B, C. or D above to complete the 24 required units in this Certificate.

Exceptions or substitutions may be made only with the approval of the Director of the Peace Studies Program.

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