Declaring a Major or Minor/Certificate
The Program on Justice and Peace offers an undergraduate Major and Minor in the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences, and a Certificate in the School of Foreign Service, the McDonough School of Business, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Students are encouraged to take JUPS 123 (Introduction to Justice and Peace) as their first course in the program. Students should talk to their advising Dean about their fields of study, and are also encouraged to meet with the JUPS Director, Prof. Randall Amster, or other core JUPS faculty members, to discuss the Program and their interests early in their undergraduate career.
The process for College students to declare the JUPS Major involves a form that students pick up from the College Dean’s office or print online. This form should then be taken to the JUPS Program Director, who will assign an advisor to the student from among the JUPS core faculty. (Prospective majors are encouraged to meet with any JUPS faculty member about program requirements and to discuss potential advisors.) The major declaration is logged with the College after the completed form is returned to the Dean’s office. Students are encouraged to consult with their current Dean, but this is not a required step for declaring the major. (For juniors and seniors who have already declared the JUPS Major, your assigned Dean will be Keshia Woods.)
To register for the minor/certificate in JUPS, students should fill out the basic online registration form linked here, and then set up an appointment to meet with the Program Director, Randall Amster. Students should also contact their advising Dean about registering their minor/certificate within their particular school (i.e., College, SFS, MSB, NHS). Students in the College declaring a minor should use the form available at the Dean's office or print it online.