Peace, Conflict and Justice

Peace, Conflict and Justice courses at the Trudeau Centre provide undergraduates with an interdisciplinary education in the complex relationships among conflict, peace, and justice. Students will study the causes of global, international, and local conflicts, and integrate analyses of peace-building and peace-making strategies in diverse social, political, and economic contexts. Students further examine the role of justice, and its complex connections to conflict and peace in a densely connected world. Citing the value of field experience, the program integrates study-abroad or service-learning experience into its curriculum.  Topics of study include war, revolution, insurgency, ethnic strife, international justice, peace-building, and negotiation theory.


Admission Information

  • Apply to the Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
  • A senior high school math is recommended
  • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


Bachelor of Arts Programs

  • Peace, Conflict and Justice (specialist and major options)


First-Year Courses

The Peace, Conflict and Justice program does not offer any courses at the first-year level. The foundation course for the program is PCJ 260Y1 - Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, offered only to PCJ students at the second-year level. However, MUN101H1 - Global Innovation I: Issues and Perspectives and MUN102H1 - Global Innovation II: Challenges and Solutions provide excellent platforms for the program.


Advice for First Year

While these are not admission requirements, we strongly encourage students to take the following courses as they are program requirements: 

  • HIS 103Y1 – Statecraft and Strategy or ECO 100Y1 – Introduction to Economics or ECO 105Y1 – Principles of Economics for Non-Specialists
  • PSY 100Y1 – Introductory Psychology or SOC 101Y1 – Introduction to Sociology




Program graduates have pursued a wide range of careers. Many program graduates have gone on to do vital work in fields as diverse as academia, government, journalism, law and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


Direct career options include:
Activist Legislative aide
Consular assistant Lobbyist
Foreign service officer Mediator
Fundraiser Political aide
Immigration officer Public affair reporter
Legal investigator Public opinion analyst



Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


First Year