Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Major

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Peace isn’t a niche interest at Goshen College—it’s a shared passion. Peace is central to our identity, which is apparent in our curriculum, our history and our core values. The peace, justice and conflict studies (PJCS) program pulls together and gives full expression to the many strands of peace that permeate campus culture.

As a PJCS student, you’ll study subjects like restorative justice, social change and war and peace in the modern world. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your beliefs into action through a range of internship options. Some are local, with organizations like La Casa (working with low income families) in Goshen and the Center for Community Justice in Elkhart, and some are across North America, with agencies like Mennonite Central Committee or a summer internship with the Service Inquiry Program. Some students find a way to do international internships as well.

What can you do after college with a PJCS major? Anything that requires the ability to analyze complex problems, come up with creative solutions, be an effective organizer and transform destructive conflict in positive directions. As a graduate of the PJCS program, you’ll have top-notch preparation for your future career as a social worker, teacher, lawyer, mediator or peace worker for a service or mission organization.

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Faculty

Joe Liechty

Professor of PJCS
Director of Peace
Justice & Conflict Studies

Carolyn Schrock-Shenk

Associate Professor of Peace
Justice & Conflict Studies

Jerrell Richer

Professor of Economics
Carl Kreider Chair

Julie Reese

Professor of Psychology

Keith Graber Miller

Professor of Bible
Religion & Philosophy

Dave Ostergren

Director of Graduate Program in Environmental Education

Jan Bender Shetler

Professor of History

Long Tran

Associate Professor of Education

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Assistant Professor of PJCS