These questions, and many others, represent the core of the program in nonviolence at St. Bonaventure University, one of the longest-standing peace studies programs in the world.
The program offers more courses in nonviolence than any other program in the United States, and is unique among the 350 other peace studies programs in the country because of its emphasis on nonviolence as a way of life and not just a strategy for gaining success.
Students may participate in the Nonviolence Program in several ways:
- by taking individual course offerings through the Program;
- by participating as volunteers in any programs sponsored by the Center for Nonviolence;
- by pursuing a minor in nonviolence (see below) through the Program's course offerings;
- or by designing an interdepartmental major with a focus on nonviolence (see below), utilizing the courses offered through the Program.
Majoring in nonviolence
Students wishing to design their own interdepartmental major that focuses on nonviolence should consult with the Co-Directors of the Program.
Students may pursue a minor in nonviolence through an already-approved course of study.
Requirements for the nonviolence minor