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Combined Honours in Peace Studies and Another Subject (B.A.)

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Peace Studies is interdisciplinary, drawing from many disciplines, and inviting creative intellectual and practical contributions from instructors and students seeking to support social justice, sustainability and health. McMaster offers a number of Peace Studies courses devoted to experiential, community-oriented, service learning. We also emphasize individual and peer to peer learning, while placing intensive research opportunities within reach of undergraduates at all program levels. Study abroad through consultation with the Faculty of Humanities Office is encouraged. Students are also encouraged to consider minors, such as the Minor in Sustainability.


Completion of any Level I program and a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including a grade of at least C in PEACEST 1A03  or, if not taken, three units acceptable to the Peace Studies program. Students who have not completed PEACEST 1A03  should contact the Director of the Peace Studies Program.


  1. Students must be aware that some courses in the Course Lists have their own disciplinary prerequisites. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the Peace Studies Program, with its different approaches and expectations, it is the responsibility of students in the Peace Studies Program to meet other Faculties’, departments’ and programs’ requirements.
  2. Upon completion of 60 units of work and with the approval of both the Director of the Peace Studies Program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, one or both terms of Level III of this program may be replaced by courses of study at a university or universities under the Humanities Studies Elsewhere program.

Course List


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I


With the permission of the Director of the Peace Studies Program, some courses not listed may be substituted, at the appropriate Level, from Anthropology, Biology, English, History, Indigenous Studies, Labour Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Science and Sociology provided that the course prerequisites are fulfilled.

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