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Peace And Justice Studies, BA

THE RIGHT MAJOR AT THE RIGHT PLACE

Pace’s BA in Peace and Justice Studies (PJS) merges the field’s growing theoretical principles with the practical experience necessary to succeed in the real world. Pace’s PJS major is centered around three fundamental pillars—research, action, and education. Through these primary values, Pace strives to nurture and position future peace and justice leaders for success during this critical juncture in our country’s history.

With Pace’s strategic NYC location and the corresponding wealth of opportunities, there is arguably no better place in the country to engage in peace and justice studies. Currently, our PJS major is the only one of its kind offered in Manhattan. In class, students examine direct, structural, symbolic, and environmental violence; social justice; nonviolence and conflict transformation; conflict resolution techniques; and interdisciplinary perspectives on peacebuilding and peacemaking. Outside the classroom, students intern with social service and government agencies, engage in community and social activist movements, and volunteer in the field through our Center for Community Action and Research.