Peace Studies Minor

Play a role in making positive changes to the world around you through the pursuit of peace studies.

Peace Studies students at Park University will benefit from an interdisciplinary education that features multi-layered perspectives on global issues, conflict, non-violence, positive peace, and peacebuilding. Students will enhance their research, writing, storytelling, and analytical skills in their classes and through work in the field. The Peace Studies Minor will provide students with the tools to become active world citizens working towards positive social change in their communities and the world. Students will be challenged to think outside of their academic majors, and to create pragmatic, empathetic strategies and solutions to address sources of conflict and violence.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Minor in Peace Studies program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. This minor requires a total of 21 completed credit hours, and students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

Online & Parkville

Peace Studies, Minor


Dr. Mark Noe

Chair, Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations
Professor of Communication

Steven Youngblood

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Communication

Make the world a better place while enhancing your skills as a peace journalist.

Whether you are planning to attend graduate school in communications, or if you are interested in a career in communications, non-profits, international relations, international development, or social work, the study of peace journalism will put you on an accomplished career path. Students who pursue the Peace Studies Minor take courses in topics such as the fundamentals of writing for media, multicultural communication, introduction to peace studies, as well as a special topics seminar and learning capstone.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • International News Correspondent
  • Nonprofit Communications Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Nonprofit Sector Manager
students at laptops
student in radio studio

Program Highlights

The Minor in Peace Studies at Park University, offered within the School of Humanities, is ideal for students studying humanities, social work, psychology, sociology, international relations, international development, or political science and are interested in pursuing communications. Students in this program learn through hands-on experience in a peace journalism apprenticeship seminar and attain in-depth knowledge of the field through an integrative and interdisciplinary learning capstone in peace journalism.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.