About Us

Overview

GSSJ majors study security and conflict issues (e.g., war, genocide, terrorism and cybersecurity), “orders and borders” issues (e.g., international law, international organizations, migration and human trafficking) and other international human rights issues (e.g., detention, surveillance and policing).

Admissions

Admission to GSSJ is selective, with students typically applying in the second semester of their sophomore year.  Applications for students in the Class of 2021 are due March 8th and instructions are available here.

Requirements

The GSSJ curriculum includes Global Studies core and language requirements plus:

·      The Security and Justice Track Foundation Course (GSSJ 3010 / PLIR 3500).

·      Five Security and Justice Electives

·      The Security and Justice Capstone Seminar (GSSJ 4991)  

Please see here for the capstone thesis projects of recent GSSJ alumni.

Questions

Email the GSSJ Director, Prof. Pete Furia at furia@virginia.edu.