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9SWP - Studies in War & Peace

History & Political Science Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts

Program Delivery

Residential Program

Degree Designation

Bachelor of Arts

Program Level


Program Type



College of Arts & Science


Program Description


The Studies in War and Peace (SWAP) program examines the origins and development of military institutions and the impact of these institutions upon the social order. The program promotes critical analysis of phenomena relating to military and diplomatic affairs, past and present, and is equally suitable for all students including cadets. It provides an interdisciplinary examination of the enduring and close interconnections among military, political, economic, and social institutions. The SWAP program is an extension of the Norwich University citizen-soldier tradition of producing educated graduates who are prepared for either military or civilian pursuits, and who are knowledgeable about diplomatic and military affairs.


  • Develop the skills which enable students to have successful and rewarding careers.

  • Develop an understanding of how global political, economic, and social forces affect the growth and interplay of military and political institutions.

  • Acquire an understanding of how different cultures engage in warfare and seek to create the conditions for peace.

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