Why a Peace & Global Studies Degree from Le Moyne?

Increasingly, we live in a global society, one where the role of nations and their traditional alliances are becoming blurred as issues and concerns transcend national boundaries. At the same time, complex developments, such as immigration, global climate change, refugees, and terrorism, are changing the global landscape. As a student in the peace and global studies program, you will learn how the interaction between governments, cultures, and societies impacts our global community and your place in it. You will explore how concepts of justice and peace are linked in the world context to issues of economics, labor relations, the environment, gender, family, law, human rights, communications, and cultures. You will learn to be a nimble and critical thinker, which will help you understand the world and respond to it in an informed and engaged way.

Program Highlights

Peace and Global Studies majors will achieve advanced foreign language skills, and spend a semester in a study-abroad program which provides the capstone experience for the major. In addition, working with Peace and Global Studies program faculty, you will develop an individualized course of study, taking several electives in a regional or thematic area of specialization. Regional specializations include the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and East Asia. Thematic concentrations include issues of global environmental change, economic development and under-development, family and gender, law and human rights, and conflict resolution. 

Our Stories
Megan O' Reilly

Megan O’Reilly

Peace & Global Studies / 2010

"I attribute my passion for travel to the diversity of classes that I had to choose from."

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Andrew Lunetta

/ 2015

"(My goal is to provide others with) “a safe, clean and sober place to live.”

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Kailey McDonald

/ 2015

"I started looking at the world from Central America instead of Central New York"

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What Can I Do with a Degree in Peace & Global Studies?

A degree in Peace and global studies prepares students for careers in government service and non-governmental organizations and to pursue graduate studies and professional training in law, management, and public policy. Some fields in which peace and global studies graduates work include:  

  • Law
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Non-governmental service
  • Education
  • Business

Degree Options

B.A. in Peace & Global Studies
Double Major in Peace & Global Studies and Political Science
Minor in Peace & Global Studies
Distinctive Courses: Religion, Conflict, Peace; International Human Rights; Jerusalem-The Politics of Sacred Space; Diversity in the City; Opium, Empire, and State in Asia
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