The Peace and Justice major prepares students for entry-level positions in peace and social justice-related governmental and non-governmental organizations. In addition, the major provides a foundation for students who desire graduate education in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Community Organizing, and Peace and Justice Studies.
At Ohio Dominican University, Peace and Justice students enjoy close contact within a small department and excellent internship experiences both locally and abroad. Courses cover most major categories in the peace and justice field, from conflict resolution to community organizing to international politics. The major includes a strong disciplinary background in sociology and political science.
One hundred percent of students complete internships during their senior year. These may be local or abroad. Students are encouraged to minor in a second language and to study abroad.
Dr. Julie Hart lived and worked in Guatemala from 2001 to 2003 and continues to lead student courses in Guatemala. In addition, she volunteers with Christian Peacemaker Teams for a month each summer in places like Colombia, South America, and Israel and Palestine. Current research interests include identity formation and change among U.S. Veterans of War.