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Peacebuilding and Social Justice

The peacebuilding and social justice program at the University of Mount Union is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the humanities and drawing from the social sciences and other academic realms. Students analyze messy and complex interpersonal, communal, and international conflicts and work to develop creative, nonviolent, and sustainable solutions. Students leverage their interdisciplinary training and disciplinary expertise to prevent conflict and to act as makers and sustainers of peace and justice in their homes, workplaces, and communities. The minor provides an excellent complement to nearly any academic major. Faculty in the program are committed to teaching theoretical understanding, practical skills-building, and engagement with diversity, which prepares students well for graduate work and for careers in law, education, counseling, business, the not-for-profit world, social service, and many other fields.

Peacebuilding and Social Justice Program Quick Facts

  • Students who minor in peacebuilding and social justice receive individualized advising to navigate the PSJ program in a manner that best suits their interests and future career goals.
  • The PSJ minor offers ample experiential learning opportunities, including semester and short-term study abroad, service-learning, internships, conference travel, and research.
  • Students who complete the minor are eligible to enroll in Mount Union’s 3+2 Master of Arts in Social Justice program, in partnership with Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO).
  • The Peace Building Society, a student organization, is affiliated with the Peacebuilding and Social Justice program.

Interested in a minor in peacebuilding and social justice? Learn more about the required classes you will be taking by reading the course catalogue.