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.

Program Requirements

View program requirements in the Catalog


Dr. Michael Heller and Dr. Srikanth Mallavarapu
Co-Coordinators of the Peace and Justice Studies Program

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