About the CPSVP:
The Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is an academic and research organization whose vision builds on the cultural initiatives that evolved within the Virginia Tech community after the tragedy of April 16, 2007.
The Center's educational mission envisions a world informed by cross-disciplinary work in violence prevention research, education, and hands-on learning experiences.
The CPSVP is a hub for research, education, service learning, and community outreach dedicated to the study and prevention of violence in global and local contexts.
The CPSVP has developed a new undergraduate degree option at Virginia Tech. This Minor is PEACE STUDIES & VIOLENCE PREVENTION (PSVP) will offer students an opportunity to focus on either local or global issues of peace and violence. The CPSVP offers an introductory course (PSVP/SOC 2004) that presents basic concepts and theories of peace and violence and a capstone seminar course (PSVP 4104) that permits students to crystallize what they have learned within their major fields of study, and to work closely with students from other disciplines.
Please visit our Undergraduate Program page for more information.