College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies > Undergraduate > Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (BA) > Major Requirements
The Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (PAX) major requires 48 credit hours, as follows:
PAX 250 (2 courses at 2 credit hours each), PAX 251 (one course for 4 credit hours).
The four-course sequence PAX 210-PAX 212-PAX 214-PAX 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.
The courses that can be taken as 300-level seminars are approved by the PAX Program Advisory Board. These do not include all 300-level PAX courses, many of which are crosslisted from other departments. For any questions, check with the Program Director, since new ones are approved now and then.
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.
Courses cross-listed with any course listed below are accepted as PAX electives. Check with the PAX Director for topics courses approved as PAX electives each quarter or to approve a course not on this list. PAX electives also include any courses approved for the PAX minor requirement of a community-based service learning course: See list under the PAX Minor.
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
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