As a PJS major at Regis you will be introduced to a rigorous academic course of study coupled with practical, real-world experience. Through internships, service learning and study abroad, you will enjoy multiple ways to connect with the Denver community and the world at large. PJS faculty members are committed to helping students acquire real world experience so they can become powerful leaders who change the world. We strongly encourage our PJS students to spend a semester studying abroad. PJS students study peace and justice issues from an international perspective in Great Britain, Italy, Bosnia, South Africa, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina and many other exciting places around the world.
Community-based and service learning experiences are woven into the degree program. PJS students can expect to apply their academic work to community-based settings. The service and community-based experiences may include opportunities to explore advocacy community organizing and community research activities in the community.
PJS students will be advised to consider language skills that support their area of focus.
The best part about being a PJS major has been the constant learning from experiences with the community and professors through conversations and service.
--Shannon Hayes, Peace and Justice and History Major
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Peace and Justice. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Lower Division Requirements (3 credit hours)
|PJ 200/PJ 200C
||Peace and Justice in Theory and Practice (3 ch)
|Upper Division Requirements (25 credit hours)
||Foundations of Peace and Justice (3 ch)
||Methods of Social Research (3 ch)
||Peace and Justice Studies Project (4 ch)
|15 credit hours
||Upper Division Peace and Justice Electives (selected with the approval of the major advisor)
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 28 credit hours