Peace and Conflict Studies, Bachelor | University of Utah | Salt Lake City, United States
B.A./B.Sc. On Campus

Peace and Conflict Studies

48 months
26586 USD/year
26586 USD/year
7568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Conflict exists both within ourselves and in our interpersonal relations: with friends, families, or our community, locally and globally. If you want to be able to recognize and peacefully resolve conflict, consider the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Utah.


Offered collaboratively by the College of Humanities, Department of Communication, and College of Social and Behavioral Science, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Utah will give you the knowledge, skills, and values you need to be a peacemaker in the world. Students in this program choose one of three themes for their studies: Conflict Resolution, Social Justice, or Global Perspectives. Regardless of emphasis area, students take courses in topics like negotiation, poverty and inequality, international affairs and human rights, world religions and politics, and the economics of race and gender. The culminating experiences of the program include a capstone course, seminar, and required internship. Through your studies, you will develop your communication, social awareness, and critical thinking skills, enabling you to pursue careers in a number of fields.

The Student Experience

For assistance in your studies, visit the Peace Library and use its books, films, and other academic resources as you complete your assignments. Students can also get involved by joining the Peace and Conflict Club or participating in one of the outreach programs offered by the Barbara & Norman Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights. Another great involvement opportunity is the Radical Middle Program, a radio show that promotes understanding and non-violent cooperation when dealing with conflict in the family or community. The show will expose you to viewpoints other than your own, diversifying your studies, and you can even serve as a guest speaker on the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers as victim advocates, journalists, public relations representatives, and HR and conflict resolution specialists. Work for a company or the government, or be self-employed and act as a consultant for groups and individuals in need of conflict resolution. With additional education at the graduate level, you can find work as a counselor, mediator, advisor, lawyer, human rights advocate, or professor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Peace & Conflict Studies 
  • The Political Economy of Race, Class and Gender 
  • Poverty and Inequality 
  • Gender, Economic Development, and Globalization 
  • Intergroup Relations: Our Prejudices and Stereotypes 
  • Ethics 
  • World Religions
  • Political Philosophy
  • Justice and International Affairs 
  • International Human Rights 
  • Globalization & World Politics 
  • Current Social Problems in America

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


122 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete The Online Application
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Send Your Transcripts
  • Send Your Test Scores
  • Track Your Application Status

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13293 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    26586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13293 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3784 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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