The Peace Studies major at Marquette University is an undergraduate program that focuses on establishing peace by working nonviolently for justice. As an interdisciplinary program, students choose from courses across many disciplines including: communications, economics, English, history, philosophy, sociology, social welfare and justice, and theology. These courses are divided into four groupings: theories and practices of peacemaking; justice, human rights, and reconciliation; social, cultural, and economic development; and topics in peace studies (includes race, ethnicity, and migration studies as well as holocaust and genocide studies).
The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking is an important part of the university’s commitment to peace and justice. Peace studies students have access to summer peacemaking fellowships, international travel opportunities, internships, student employment, and career advising through the Center for Peacemaking.