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Major Requirements

Course Requirements

The Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (PJC) major requires 48 credit hours, as follows:

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, usually in winter.  Students will complete either two sections of PAX 250 (for 2 credit hours each) or PAX 251 (for 4 credits hours), ideally prior to senior year.

300-Level Seminars

The courses that can be taken as 300-level seminars are approved by the PJC Program Advisory Board.  These are listed above and do not include all 300-level PAX courses, many of which are crosslisted from other departments.  For any questions, check with the Program Director.   

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 course listed below are accepted as PJC/PAX electives. Check with the PJC Director for topics courses approved as PJC/PAX electives each quarter or to approve a course not on this list.  PJC electives also include any courses approved for the PJC minor requirement of a community-based service learning course: 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 Science and 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.​


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