Peace and Justice Studies
About the Program
Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines conditions for bringing about a just and peaceful world order. The field of Peace and Justice Studies relates scholarship to practice and challenges those who engage in it to develop new ways of thinking and acting in the world.
Why do Peace and Justice Studies at Roanoke College?
Build on your interests. You can choose from a wide range of electives which tie into your interests.
A great combination. Peace and Justice Studies is an excellent program to combine with a major in International Relations, Political Science, History, Religion, or any other major.
A wealth of opportunities. The concentration connects students with important internships, study abroad, and on-campus opportunities.
Looking Beyond Roanoke College
Peace and Justice Studies in combination with your major can be a great stepping stone to graduate school, law school, government service, non-governmental service, international organizations, and non-profit organizations. The concentration complements and builds upon other academic areas to prepare a student for a large number of fields and to deepen a student's liberal arts education.
View program requirements in the Catalog
Dr. Michael Heller and Dr. Srikanth Mallavarapu
Co-Coordinators of the Peace and Justice Studies Program
"As I work with refugees, people at our church food pantry and those on my Meals on Wheels route, I see so many elderly and disabled folks who for many different reasons are barely getting by with little or no hope of a comfortable future. If I can make their lives a little brighter, I hope I have helped the community and I have a sense of fulfillment."
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