GW Study Abroad

Peace Studies students are encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities, such as the GW Global Bachelor's Program.

Minor in Peace Studies

18 credits, 6 of which are fulfilled by PSTD 1010 and PSTD 3190. Students must successfully pass (grade of C- or higher) at least one course in each of the following three categories:

  1. Religious and Philosophical Approaches to Peace
  2. International Peace and Conflict
  3. Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

PSTD 1010 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies is offered every semester. PSTD 3190, offered every Fall, typically complements a student internship with an organization whose work is relevant to Peace Studies. Students meet weekly for two hours with the professor to discuss assigned readings and reflect upon the readings in relation to the students’ field experience. Students are expected to keep a (graded) journal throughout the semester to record their analyses of the assigned readings and their internship. In lieu of an internship, a student may write a 25-30 page research paper that is separate from a thesis.


Program Spotlight: Peace Studies

Today’s global economy and its impact on international relations and cultural relevance makes the study of conflict resolution an increasingly important area of interest.