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Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Major

1,140 yearly degrees
#235 in popularity

Peace studies and conflict resolution is a major that typically falls into the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies category.

There are 1 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in conflict resolution, 63 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 30 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 4 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Conflict Resolution Degree?

Peace studies and conflict resolution is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #187 in popularity. About 600 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major is dominated by women with about 67.9% of recent graduates being female.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of conflict resolution majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Black or African American: 9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.6%
  • White: 64.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 9%
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in conflict resolution. About 3.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending conflict resolution majors to the U.S. are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and South Korea.

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Online Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Programs

There are 63 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in peace studies and conflict resolution, with 1 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Online learners benefit from being able to watch lectures remotely and complete coursework on their schedule, but they also take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to dropout.


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