Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Peace and Conflict Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies has been an undergraduate major at UC Berkeley since 1985. Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) was founded on the belief that war and other forms of conflict, despite their ubiquity, can be mitigated and transformed through critical knowledge and active engagement. PACS, as an interdisciplinary major, provides students with both the academic training and the tools to engage critically the complex issues of conflict and peace in local, national and global contexts. Hence it is excellent training and preparation for postgraduate education in social science disciplines or careers in either the public or private sectors. The ultimate goal of the program is to produce not only a generation of well-informed students but also global citizens who are actively engaged in the change process.