BA in Peace and Conflict Studies

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Program Overview

Social conflict is ubiquitous — it is everywhere! Conflict is a fundamental element of the human condition. Yet, considering the omnipresence of conflict in our daily lives, we should note just how few educated people have even the most basic understanding of what conflict is, not to mention any capacity for critical analysis of its processes and dynamics.

Peace and Conflict Studies balances social-psychological theory and in-depth case study with the aim of inspiring students to use critical reasoning and analytical skills to understand conflict process, dynamics, causes, and outcomes. Knowing how to understand the dynamics of conflict and navigate peace processes are critical skills for the 21st century. Only by understanding the nature of conflict can we build peaceful and supportive communities.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies degree promotes an interdisciplinary, critical social justice approach to theory-informed practice.


  • All classes online
  • For students with 30+ transferable semester hours of college credit
  • No set class times
  • Also available as a minor (15 hours)


With this degree, you develop skills that open doors to careers ranging from military leadership and law enforcement to community activist and social advocate. This interdisciplinary degree is in high demand in business, health, education, and nonprofit settings. 


Online undergraduate courses at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) are priced lower than our face-to-face classroom courses. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

2020-2021 Tuition* & Fee Rates
Credits In-State Out-of-State Outside NC
3 $558.00 $2,094.39 $1,006.17
6 $1,116.00 $4,188.78 $2,012.34
9 $1,674.00 $6,283.17 $3,018.51
12 $2,232.00 $8,377.56 $4,024.68

*Online Tuition and Fees listed are Distance Learning Tuition and Fees and apply to courses that are identified as Distance Learning and are not identified as Main Campus or Main Campus Web delivery. For more detailed information please review the current tuition and fees chart here.)

In-State rates apply to online students who live in and are permanent residents of North Carolina. In-state rates may also apply to government employees (such as members of the military) who live outside North Carolina but maintain legal residence in the state. Permanent residents can prove they have established and maintained residence in the state for at least 12 months.

Out-Of-State rates apply to online students who live in North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina.

Outside NC rates apply to online students who live outside North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina. Most students living in a state other than North Carolina are eligible for this rate.

All the program details. All in one place.

Ready for a closer look at the online Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies? Our brochure provides complete program details, admission deadlines, start dates and graduation requirements. 

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Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.
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