The Peace & Conflict Studies minor serves students interested in the interdisciplinary study of the conflicts that characterize our world and the peace efforts that arise in response to these conflicts. Hartwick students pursuing the minor will explore the causes of international and domestic conflict, the results of such conflict, and the various ways available to mediate and prevent conflict.

The minor also offers a one-credit capstone course on an annual basis. This course focuses on some of the major themes in peace and conflict research, with a special emphasis on the meaning and nature of war, violence, and resource-driven conflicts.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.


Considering a minor in Peace & Conflict Studies? Here’s what it takes.

Review all the requirements and approved courses in the College Catalog.

Program Faculty

Still Have Questions?

Contact, Kyle Burke, Assistant Professor of History and Peace & Conflict Studies Minor Program Coordinator