Peace and Social Justice Studies

Human rights. Economic equality. Sustainability. If causes like these are central to your career aspirations, a minor in Peace and Social Justice Studies will help fuel your passion to make a positive change. With classes from a range of academic areas, you will look at the theories and practices that inform some of our most pressing social justice challenges: racial and gender equality, freedom of gender expression, economic disparity, accessibility rights, environmental conservation, and more. Our students put their learning to work through internships, study abroad, and participating in social justice campaigns.


Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Katie Brown

2021, Sociology, Peace and Social Justice (minor)

Mary Zygala Schleyer '74 Wheaton Fund Internship

United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Colchester, VT

I witnessed the struggles of being a recent refugee in the U.S., as well as a nonprofit serving this demographic, in the current political climate. I learned about the client relationship and how I can meaningfully and respectfully contribute to a social justice movement.


Kim Miller

Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and History of Art; Peace & Social Justice Studies Coordinator