Peace and Conflict Studies (Minor)

Program Description

Learn to better understand the world today and contribute to global peace efforts. The 16-unit interdisciplinary minor in Peace and Conflict Studies gives you the tools to analyze global conflicts and the skills to understand and contribute to efforts to build peace. You will have opportunities to explore pressing issues from political violence and terrorism to civil resistance through cross-school coursework across the NYU global network.

This minor is open to all NYU undergraduates who have completed at least one semester and have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Prepare for careers in:

  • The Peace Corps and other international development work
  • Peacebuilding and peacekeeping
  • Human rights monitoring and advocacy
  • Local and international transitional justice
  • Civil–military relations
  • Social justice and community building
  • Migration and refugees
  • Education in emergencies

This minor can also be a good foundation for graduate study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, human rights, law, international development, political science, or international education, among other disciplines.

Minor Declaration

To request declaration of a minor, Steinhardt students should discuss requirements with the minor department’s advising team and complete the Minor Application in Albert. To request declaration of a cross-school minor, Steinhardt students should complete the online Minor Application available in their Albert Student Center. Students may also use the Minor Application in Albert to request cancellation of a Steinhardt or cross-school minor. For questions related to the declaration or cancellation of a minor, students can contact the Steinhardt Advisement and Registration Team at