BA in International Studies with Emphasis in Peace Studies

Degree Program Description

Peace Studies is offered as an emphasis area for the BA in International Studies. Students with this emphasis examine issues related to global peace and social justice - in the international arena. The emphasis in Peace Studies helps prepare students for employment, volunteer assignments, and graduate study in such areas as conflict resolution, human rights, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, social justice, nonviolent social change, indigenous peoples, and the understanding of global cultural diversity

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Major Program Requirements

Refer to the program requirements for the BA in International Studies. Students may opt for an emphasis in Peace Studies. Students with this emphasis examine issues related to global peace and social justice - in the international arena. The emphasis in Peace Studies helps prepare students for employment, volunteer assignments, and graduate study in such areas as conflict resolution, human rights, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, social justice, nonviolent social change, indigenous peoples, and the understanding of global cultural diversity. The courses for the emphasis in Peace Studies center on those offered through the Peace Studies program, many of which are cross-listed with other departments. In addition, students can count towards the Peace Studies emphasis other courses from departments such as Black Studies, English, Geography, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, and Women’s and Gender Studies.  Peace Studies courses counting for the emphasis can be drawn from the list shown on the Peace Studies minor page.

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Semester Plan

Refer to the program requirements for the BA in International Studies.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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