Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a Holocaust, genocide & peace studies minor?

The minor in Holocaust, genocide & peace studies draws on disciplines ranging from criminal justice to political science to history to explore issues of prejudice, conflict and conflict resolution. 

In this minor, you'll study topics such as the following: 

  • How prejudice, hatred, and dehumanization policies originate and manifest themselves.
  • How such patterns become rationalized within individuals and in society.
  • How major social confrontations, conflicts, mass destructions, and genocides develop.
  • How to explore ways to resolve conflict.
  • How to nurture peaceful social and political relationships and ethical decision-making.

The minor includes core courses in Holocaust and genocide and then gives you the ability to choose from three groups of electives to finish the minor. Electives cover a wide range of topics, including gendered violence, international war, propaganda, civil rights, policing and more. 

Throughout the minor, you'll develop critical thinking, writing and communication skills as you learn to connect ideas and experiences across courses and disciplines.

The interdiscplinary minor in Holocaust, genocide & peace studies is offered through the Department of Gender, Race & Identity in the College of Liberal Arts.

The department focuses on the intersections of social justice, gender, race, class, sexuality and other aspects of identity through undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research and student engagement. 

Alumni of the department have gone on to careers in government, community organizing, national foundations, education and law.

Careers with a minor in Holocaust, genocide & peace studies

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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