This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2022-23.

Minor Requirements

The PCON minor requires six courses.

Students must take  and one other Cluster 1 course ( or ), as well as any four Cluster 2 elective offerings (see list below).

Minors are strongly encouraged to take two geographic areas courses, unless their major is in a department or program in which they are studying a geographic area. Minors may take  as one of their electives, with instructor permission.

Only one course from a PCON minor can be shared with a major or any other minor. This course should be approved by the student's PCON faculty adviser in order to make sure all applicable major and minor requirements are being met for successful completion and graduation. PCON minors are strongly encouraged to consult with their PCON faculty advisor at least once each semester.

Geographic Areas of Specialization

  1. Central America, the Caribbean, and South America
  2. North America
  3. West, East, Central, and Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa
  4. Europe
  5. The Middle East and North Africa
  6. Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia
  7. Asia and the Pacific Rim
  8. Transregional Communities

Elective Offerings (Cluster 2)


Students can declare a PCON minor at any time. Prospective minors are strongly encouraged to take and successfully complete (with a grade of C or higher) at least one required Cluster 1 course before making the decision.

GPA Requirement

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses taken toward the minor.

Peace and Conflict Studies Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.