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ODU's Peace & Justice minor is an interdisciplinary course of study, grounded in the social sciences, that emphasizes nonviolent solutions to conflict and injustice, strategies for building communities at peace with justice, and reconciliation post conflict.
The curriculum addresses peace and justice from the individual, group, and international levels and prepares graduates with conflict resolution and social organizing skills to be constructive agents of social change.
Program highlights:
  • Study abroad and service-learning opportunities.
  • Individual attention from professors and excellent internship experiences.
  • Curriculum includes a strong disciplinary background in sociology and political science.


  • Minor in Peace & Justice
    Courses Credits
    PJU 279G CORE: Interpersonal Negotiation & Mediation 3
    PJU 379B CORE: Peace & Justice: Catholic Social Teachings 3
    SOC 279B CORE: Non-violent Social Change 3
    Select one course from the following: 6
    PJU 497 Internship in Peace and Justice  
    POL 360 International Politics  
    SOC 379A CORE: Poverty and Development Seminar  
    SOC 379B CORE: Global Ethnic Relations  
    SOC 379C CORE: Causes of Collective Violence  
    Total Credits Required 15


  • Student Organization
    Each year, members of ODU's Social Justice Club choose to address one or two primary issues of social injustice in the Columbus community or around the world. Examples include AIDs awareness, human trafficking, childhood poverty and racism.

    The group sponsors speakers and activities on campus such as the Hunger Banquet. They also provide voluntary service in community organizations such as the local Habitat for Humanity Store.

    Contact Dr. Julie Hart, faculty advisor, for more information.
  • Internships
    Ohio Dominican is just minutes from downtown Columbus, where students have the opportunity to participate in one or more internships with a variety of companies and organizations. Central Ohio enjoys a diverse economy with many internship possibilities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

    Ohio Dominican's faculty and Career Development Center are eager to help interested students secure relevant internship experiences.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Expand Your Education

Studying abroad introduces you to new cultures and experiences. ODU offers life-changing trips ideal for students interested in:
  • Art & Architecture
  • Business & Politics
  • History & Culture
  • Languages & Literature
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