In collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution offers a flexible, self-designed B.A. in Peace and Conflict Resolution (36 credit hours). The major is interdisciplinary in nature and concerned with the academic study of war and other forms of conflict, both direct and structural, with a focus on conflict resolution and ways to prevent destructive conflict.
The core of the program consists of three courses that are meant to give students the basic skills and knowledge of conflict resolution and the opportunity to put them into practice. Students are then free to design an academic program appropriate for their interests, needs, and goals. Students work closely with faculty advisors from the Matsunaga Institute and Interdisciplinary Studies to develop a coherent, multidisciplinary course of study. This gives students the flexibility to concentrate on a specific area of interest or to take a broader approach to peace and conflict studies.
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Three CORE course requirements (9 credit hours):
Select from one of the following core skills courses:
Nine ELECTIVE requirements (27 credit hours):
See full program brochure for suggested elective courses.
For course descriptions, visit the course catalog.
To apply contact:
Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Tel: (808) 956-4236