Mar 01, 2024  

Global Peace Studies - AA

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Program Code: AA.40000

This degree prepares students to understand the complexity of global issues and become agents of positive change. Students will examine factors that influence peace and conflict, ecological sustainability and social and economic justice in our world. Students will broaden their knowledge base but also develop cross-cultural understanding and skills in community building, conflict mediation and solution creation that can be applied at the individual, local, and global levels. Students must take 8-12 hours within their selected Track.

Track 1: International Business (2+2 Transfer) focuses on the global business environment, including trade, finance, law, marketing, management, culture, and comparative economic systems.

Track 2: Global Environment (2+2 Transfer) focuses on factors influencing environmental transformation and exploitation, and explores solutions to environmental problems.

Track 3: Human Services/Social Justice (2+2 Transfer) focuses on obtaining the knowledge and skill to identify and meet human needs in a variety of social and cultural settings.

Track 4: International Relations (2+2 Transfer) focuses on exploring the sources of international conflict and the necessary conditions for enhancing peace and cooperation among nations.

Curriculum for the Associate in Arts degree is recommended for this program. Please check for transferability with your intended institution or see Advising and Counseling.

General Education Core Courses

  • ENG -- Any Approved College Composition I Course Credits: 3
  • ENG -- Any Approved College Composition II Course Credits: 3
  • OR

  • ENG -- Any Approved College Composition I Course Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3

  • LW -- Any 1 Credit LW Course Credits: 1
  • LWA -- Any 1 Credit LWA Course Credits: 1
  • OR

  • LW -- Any 2 Credit LW Course Credits: 2

  • -- Natural Science Electives Credits: 8
  • -- General Electives Credits: 7

  • Subtotal: 23

Recommended Electives

The following courses are STRONGLY recommended in fulfilling the Global Peace Studies AA degree General Education requirements. Many of the courses also fulfill Global Peace Studies track requirements.


In addition to the core courses, an additional 8-12 credits from the Track of your choice are required for the Associate Degree. Consult with Academic Advising for specific 2+2 or 3+1 Transfer requirements.

Track 2: Global Environment

(2+2 Transfer) Taken in at least two subject areas. Include at least one lab course.

Total Credits: 62


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the degree.
  2. Track 2 courses meet Natural Science requirement in General Education Core Courses.
  3. See Academic Policies and Information , Graduation Requirements , Graduation Requirements  for approved courses. You may qualify for MTA. Apply online or at the Registrar’s Office.
  4. To complete the “Group Requirement” graduation requirement in Humanities take the IHU version. See Academic Policies and Information , Graduation Requirements , Graduation Requirements  for approved courses.
  5. Those students who use Track 2 to complete Natural Science electives will need to complete 15 hours of electives. BIO 110W  is required as one of your electives for Track 2.
  6. Students taking all Tracks will need to complete MTH 118W  or higher (with the exception of MTH 119W ) to meet MTA and AA requirements.
  7. 3+1 Transfer may require Spanish as the foreign language requirement. One full year (8 credits) are required of a foreign language for the 2+2 transfer, and two full years (16 credits) are required for the 3+1 transfer. Check wih a counselor for your program.
  8. All of the courses in Track 1 must be taken to qualify for the 3+1 transfer.
  9. File an application for an associate or dual degree and/or certificate with the Registrar’s Office by at least 3 months prior to expected graduation. See Graduation Requirements .
  10. Delta College reserves the right to modify graduation requirements.
  11. If you plan to pursue an advanced degree, see pages ADVANCED_DEGREE_PAGES for special transfer agreements.

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