UVU Peace and Justice Studies Program

Our Mission

Peace and Justice Studies (PJST) is designed to prepare students for domestic and international peacebuilding. This interdisciplinary program promotes analytical and experiential scholarship that addresses economic, sociological, demographic, ideological, cultural, psychological, and political contexts of violence. PJST cultivates critical understanding of theories and methods of conflict transformation and prevention, reconciliation, human security, sustainable development, and justice.

The program encourages active participation by students and faculty in academic programs, relevant campus events, research, international study and scholarship, and scholarly publications. Dedicated faculty, committed to student success and engagement, prepare students for compassionate life styles, graduate studies, and professional lives in peace- and justice-related fields.

Why Choose a Peace and Justice Studies Minor or Integrated Studies Emphasis?

Our globe is in need of peacemakers and justice-doers. Solutions to problems of violence and injustice begin with knowledge, understanding, and analysis of the causes of violence and injustice.

What Careers will Peace and Justice Studies Prepare you for?

Our globe is in need of peacemakers and justice-doers. Solutions to problems of violence and injustice begin with knowledge, understanding, and analysis of the causes of violence and injustice.

Our Invitation

We invite you to meet with Dr. Lynn England, Director of Peace and Justice Studies. You may contact him at Lynn.England@uvu.edu or 801.863.8119.