Peace Engineering Program

Designed for engineering students interested in becoming responsible critics of contemporary societies and effective agents for positive social transformations. Students should expect this program to take one additional semester. The study option leads to B.S. degrees in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Justice and Peace Studies.

  • Students must complete the major requirements and the allied requirements for a B.S. in either Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (see above).


  • JPST 250 Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies (4 credits)
  • JPST 280 Active Nonviolence (4 credits)
  • THEO 421 Theologies of Justice and Peace (4 credits)


Eight additional credits to be selected with the approval of the JPST program director. Some of these courses may have additional prerequisites; students will either need to meet those prerequisites or negotiate in order to be admitted into the courses.

Appropriate courses include:

  • BLAW 351 Environmental Law (4 credits)
  • ECON 345 Economics of Development and Growth (4 credits)
  • ENVR 151 Humans and the Environment (4 credits)
  • ENVR 212 Social Dynamics and the Environment (4 credits)
  • ENVR 301 Environment Ethics (4 credits)
  • GEOG 111 Human Geography (4 credits)
  • GEOG 113 World Geography (4 credits)
  • POLS 326 International Law and Organizations (4 credits)
  • POLS 352 Third World Politics and Government (4 credits)
  • SOCI 301 Cultural Anthropology (4 credits)

A significant experience is strongly recommended:

Appropriate experience of poverty and/or issues of societal sustainability. May be done for credit through JPST 475-478 experiential learning and used towards the eight additional credits mentioned previously.