College 3 x 5: Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies
When I work with teenagers during their college search and application process, they often express their deep desire to effect change in the world. Together, we explore colleges that offer a path that honors the student’s passion for work in human rights, social justice and community service. Whether searching for a path to a career in law, education, non-profit administration or national service, students who decide to major in Peace and Conflict Studies explore strategies for constructing a just and peaceful world. Students develop competencies in fields contributing toward social transformation and peace. Here are five colleges that prepare students to be an agent of change in what many teenagers find to be a troubling world.
·Begun in 1974, the Peace and Global Studies major trains students to become leaders in agencies that promote peaceful resolutions to global issues.
·Graduates of the Peace and Global Studies program choose may post-graduate paths: law school, theological seminary, Peace Corps appointments, journalism, psychology, and jobs with non-governmental, governmental, and non-profit agencies.
·By the numbers: 64% acceptance rate, Mid-range SAT scores: CR 590-700, M 620-710; Mid-range ACT Scores: 28-32
·Juniata students routinely combine their interest in Peace and Conflict studies with other majors such as International relations, world languages, elementary education, politics or environmental science.