What can I do with a degree in peace and conflict studies?
Students earning a co-degree in peace and conflict studies will be prepared to launch careers in diplomacy and government service, non-governmental organizations, social service, law, education, business, personnel policy, counseling, the arts, scientific and health profession as well as in graduate and professional education.
Read more about Six Careers for Peace and Conflict Studies Graduates.
A peace and conflict studies co-degree offers skills in:
- Ability to understand and resolve disputes
- Civic awareness of key controversial issues
- Critical thinking about social problems of our time
- Organizational ability on themes ranging from violence reduction and international trends to causes and consequences of war
Careers insights by degree
- Co-Major in Peace and Conflict Studies (bachelor's)
- Graduate Certificate in Peace and Security Studies
This co-degree also provides a solid foundation for graduate study in these areas and more:
Notable people with a peace and conflict studies co-major/career
- Lillian Mellen Genser (pioneering peace educator, director of the Wayne State Center for Peace and Conflict Studies)
- Johan Vincent Galtung (Norwegian sociologist, principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies)
- Michael Murphy Andregg (retired professor, peace activist, author, documentarian)