The John Carroll University Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) combines undergraduate research and study with experiential and service learning to help students gain a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Consistent with Catholic social teaching that sees peace as inseparable from justice and the extension of human rights as a fundamental ethical obligation, the Program also emphasizes the importance of political pluralism, cultural and religious diversity, ecological balance, and nonviolent conflict resolution and transformation. Its fundamental goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and creativity to seek justice and promote peace.

Graduates with a PJHR major or major are pursuing careers in a wide number of fields, including law, mediation, advocacy, government service, non-profit administration, ministry, and social work.