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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

Forging a just and peaceful world requires perceptive, empathetic, creative, and courageous people. The Peace, Justice and Human rights (PJHR) program brings together disciplines across the university to equip students with the knowledge and skills to create change, preparing you for careers in nonprofits, public service, law, and social entrepreneurship. Whichever direction you go, you will be inspired to create a more just, peaceful, and equitable world.

PJHR is also the academic home of the Arrupe Social Justice Scholars Program, a cohort community experience at John Carroll that nurtures social justice leaders capable of creating change. Through course work and experiential learning, Arrupe Scholars develop the knowledge and skills to advocate for those facing injustice.

Consistent with Catholic social teaching that sees peace as inseparable from justice, and the extension of human rights as a fundamental ethical obligation, the PJHR promotes political pluralism, cultural and religious diversity, ecological sustainability, and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Peace, Justice, and Human Rights at John Carroll

The Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Program at John Carroll seeks to develop critical and reflective thinking skills through writing, discussion, and presentation, while simultaneously preparing you for their uses in careers across the globe. The PJHR program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor, consistent with John Carroll University’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service, and to prepare students for careers in nonprofits, public service, law, and social entrepreneurship, helping to create a more just, peaceful, and equitable world.

  • The PJHR program combines undergraduate research and study with experiential and service learning to help you gain a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, social justice and human rights advocacy.

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A minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights is a great complement to many majors. You'll gain a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, social justice, and human rights advocacy.

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