Peace and Justice Studies is a new interdisciplinary program that reflects the College's commitment to a value-based education. Drawing on the approaches and resources of many academic disciplines, the program enables people to work more effectively for peace and justice, to resist and overcome oppression and violence and to envision and build better communities. The program integrates theory and practice — combining academic study with informed practical experience and the thoughtful, lived pursuit of peace and justice.
Students who complete this major are well prepared to take jobs in domestic or international humanitarian or social change organizations or to work in government agencies. The program also provides excellent preparation for graduate or future professional study.
Students in this program gain extensive practical experience through service learning, community-based learning, internships and studying abroad to develop a range of skills for promoting peace and justice. Specifically, graduates of the program will be prepared to demonstrate:
A consistent ethic of peace and social justice permeates the CSS campus community. Peace & Justice Studies is central to a number of College programs, centers and organizations including:
The B.A. and minor degrees in Peace and Justice are offered in a traditional, on-campus format at our main Duluth campus.