How do I apply?

Undergraduate students must apply through the Wayne State Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Both graduate students and undergraduate students should speak with the Director, Dr. Frederic Pearson, as well as the program's advisor, Ryan Ferrante

How do I see an advisor?

Academic Advisor:

Ryan Ferrante
2287 Faculty Administration Building
Make an appointment at

Center Director:

Dr. Frederic Pearson
2323 Faculty Administration Building

How do I register for classes?

Before you register for classes you should:

  1. Review your degree requirements to see what you need to take to complete your program. You may wish to meet with your program's Academic Advisor for advice on which courses you need to take to fulfill the Wayne State General Education Requirements, the College's requirements, and your degree requirements. 
  2. Check the Schedule of Classes to see what is being offered. Write down the CRN for each course you wish to register for. 
  3. Login into Academica and go to the Student tab. Under the "Registration" section on the left click "Register/Add/Drop".

For more information visit the Records & Registration page and the Registration Information page.

How do I declare a co-major or minor?

To declare a co-major or minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, contact Dr. Frederic Pearson, CPCS Director, at 313-577-3453

How Do I Get Involved in Undergraduate Research?


Do you want to participate in creating knowledge and work with others to solve an intellectual problem?

  • Have you ever wanted to extend a thought beyond the limits of a course or textbook? 
  • Are there topics you wish were reflected in the course schedule but are not?
  • Would you like to contribute to the creation of new knowledge and better understanding?

Wayne State is a research university. This gives you the opportunity to work with a professor on projects that will take you far beyond textbooks and lectures, and gain professional experience in independent research, writing, and analysis.
Here are a few reasons why you should get involved in Undergraduate Research:

  • More involvement with faculty, graduate students, researchers, fellow undergraduate researchers.
  • Improve your CV, improve chances for admission to graduate and professional schools, or land a better job.
  • You'll need that recommendation letter - who better to ask than your research mentor?
  • Practical, "hands-on" learning.
  • Great preparation for employment - independent work, taking on complex tasks, open-ended problem solving.
  • Training in deep thinking, information and data gathering, data analysis and synthesis, problem solving, thoughtful writing, presentations, lab techniques etc.

Seen enough? Here is the next step: How do I get involved in undergraduate research?


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