Skip to main content
Peace and Conflict Studies Department

Peace and Conflict Studies

A.B., Major, Minor, Interdisciplinary

Apply Visit Request Info

Let Peace Begin Here

Resolve conflicts with care as a Peace and Conflict Studies major at Guilford College. You’ll examine the relationship between personal and social change, structured modes of conflict resolution, and creative nonviolent activism and spiritual foundations for peaceable living.

Experiential learning is a natural component of this interdisciplinary program. Internships involve practical experience that focuses on social change, nonviolent intervention, conflict resolution or transformation, and/or building a culture of peace.

Guilford’s Conflict Resolution Center (CRRC) helps members of the Guilford College community resolve conflicts. Peace and Conflict Studies students may work in the CRRC, present programs on campus, and provide mediation for interpersonal conflict.

Graduates are currently attending or have attended prestigious programs at institutions including the University of Bradford, University of Peace in Costa Rica, University of Florida, UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, and Harvard. They have also built rewarding careers with VISTA, American Friends Service Committee, Peace Brigades International, and at domestic violence counseling centers and with mediation and conflict intervention.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Peace and Conflict Studies Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; and tuition, fees and financial aid information.

Hands-on Learning

A Peace and Conflict Studies internship involves practical experience that focuses on social change, nonviolent intervention, conflict resolution or transformation and/or building a culture of peace. Guilford students have performed internships at the following:

  • Center for North Carolinians
  • The Beloved Community Center
  • Greensboro Montessori School