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Peace & Justice Studies at Regis

As a Peace and Justice Studies (PJS) student you will explore complex social and political issues through a dynamic, multidisciplinary perspective. That means that you will examine difficult problems such as warfare, modern slavery, genocide, the death penalty, immigration or climate change through the lens of sociology, philosophy, history and/or a peace and justice studies. As a PJS major, you will learn conflict resolution skills, the history and the practice of nonviolence, social change theory and community organizing techniques. Most importantly, as a PJS major you will learn how to apply academic and practical knowledge to work toward the resolution of those problems.
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B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies

Degree Overview

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.

Student Comment
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

Program Requirements

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)
PJ 400 Foundations of Peace and Justice (3 ch)
P 408 Methods of Social Research (3 ch)
PJ 496 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

How to Apply

Take the next step to receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists, and applying college credit (AP, IB) to your degree.

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