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Peace and Justice Studies Department

Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students opportunities to explore complex social justice and peace issues from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Students acquire depth of learning through the integration and application of ideas within those disciplines. The program offers rigorous academic study promoting critical analysis, dialogue and nonviolent approaches to domestic and foreign policy issues. There is both a local and global emphasis in exploring issues of justice and peace for the common good.

Regis College initiated an interdisciplinary minor in Peace and Justice Studies in 1998. The minor was designed to be consistent with the Jesuit mission of service to others and to provide an academically rigorous course of study in the scholarly and interdisciplinary field of peace and justice. An interdisciplinary major program, weaving together classes from 12 academic departments, was launched in the fall of 2007.

Students and alumnae of Peace and Justice Studies at Regis promote these values through leadership, contributions to the improvement and transformation of society, distinguished professional work, and service. The pursuit of truth, by questioning, "How ought we to live?" is an integral aspect of the curriculum.

Are you a hardworking, highly analytical person who is determined to make a difference in the world? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies. Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides opportunities to explore complex social justice and peace issues from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Eleven departments contribute courses. The major introduces students to issues of injustice and violence, conflict resolution and the practice of nonviolence, social change theory and community organizing, case studies of social movements as well as historical, philosophical, economic and religious perspectives of peace and justice. Service learning and community internships are integrated into the academic program.

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Degrees & Programs

Undergraduate

Minors

  • Minor in Peace and Justice Studies

Meet the Peace and Justice Faculty

Geoffrey Bateman
Geoffrey Bateman

Associate Dean of Academic Support, Assistant Professor

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Linda  Land-Closson
Linda Land-Closson

Term Instructor

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