Peace and Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Strive for a better world.

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 the opportunity to explore complex social justice and peace issues in the 21st century 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 a historical, philosophical, economic and religious understanding of peace and justice. Service learning and community internships are integrated into the academic program.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Peace and Justice Studies Classes

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PJ 400: Foundations of Peace and Justice

An overview of conceptual approaches to the study of peace and justice including nonviolence, domestic and international social issues and case studies discussing social change strategies.

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PJ 402: Engaging in the Common Good

Analyzes how groups have sought to fulfill the Common Good and how these approaches underlie many current values-based conflicts.

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PJ 403: International Law and Human Rights

Examines how international law has become a process that secures the inherent human rights of all people with the help of global monitoring, domestic education and law enforcement.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Peace and Justice Studies program, including course requirements and application materials.

Peace and Justice Studies Career Paths


Diplomats are assigned by a nation to represent their interests abroad and advocate for the well-being and best interests of their citizens.

Human Rights Officer

Human Rights Officers work to identify human rights violations, gather information and interview those violated and the violators in an effort to right the wrongs of the world.

Conflict Resolution Specialists

Conflict resolution specialists include mediators, arbitrators and conciliators who work to resolve conflict outside of court by addressing the needs of disagreeing parties.

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Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Peace and Justice Studies program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies is offered by the Peace and Justice Studies Department within Regis College.