Jun 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Peace and Conflict Studies, BA

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Requirements for the Major

The major consists of 36 hours of courses, including 6 hours of internship or service learning. The following courses (21 hours) are required:

* Students may fulfill this requirement with a research methods or theory class in, for example, political science, sociology, anthropology, or rhetorical criticism.

** Students may opt to take the PO490 Senior Seminar as their capstone course or another 400-level seminar class in anthropology or international studies that addresses issues of conflict, peace, and justice.

Fifteen hours of electives are required, at least 12 of which must be taken at the 300 level or above; 3 hours may be taken at the 200 level. Elective options are listed below and in the schedule of classes each semester. Relevant courses taken during study abroad may be counted toward the major with permission of the program director.


Examples of courses students have taken for elective credit in the past include the following:

Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • SP 320S - Service Learning in Spanish


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