Peace & Conflict Studies
ATTENTION STUDENTS: The PACS major requirements have changed.
If you declared the Current PACS program or are an intended student, please refer to the Current PACS Requirements & Policies (below). If you are declared in the Old PACS program, please refer to the Old PACS Requirements & Policies (below).
The Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS) major introduces students to the study of peace, conflict, and world order from social, economic, political, historical, and ecological dimensions. Integral to the study is an analysis of the structures and processes of change. Students are encouraged to recognize the linkage between the academic study of peace and active participation in it.
Since the causes of conflict and the processes of peace are multifaceted and complex, students are expected to approach their study from the perspective of a number of disciplines. They must also define and develop a central theme or concentration to explore in depth.