GMAP Minor

  1. Overview
  2. Requirements
  3. How do I enroll?
  4. Internships
  5. Scholarships & Fellowships
  6. Education Abroad
  7. Contacts
  8. Interest Form


The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention offers a minor in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP). The GMAP minor allows students to combine and supplement their major curricular requirements with a closely integrated set of undergraduate courses exploring the historical, conceptual, and practical issues and challenges surrounding the prediction and prevention of mass atrocities globally. This interdisciplinary minor encourages students to:

  • study historical and contemporary instances of genocides and mass atrocities from a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches;
  • gain familiarity with the basic political, moral and legal concepts and theories by which we understand the origins, characteristics, and context of real and threatened atrocities; and
  • explore deeply and critically current approaches for identifying risk factors for impending atrocities, deploying a spectrum of mechanisms designed to mitigate such risks, and assessing the degree of success of those mechanisms.

Declared GMAP minors who have completed at least three courses, including the required course, are eligible to apply for a Bloom Family Summer Internship award of up to $7,000 for a GMAP-focused placement.


The GMAP Minor requires six courses, including a core course and courses drawn from three distribution categories:

  • The core course is GMAP 480 (cross-listed with PHIL 480 and CCPA 480B): Essentials of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Generally offered every Spring semester.)
  • At least one course from each of the three categories:
    • GMAP 281, 381, 481. Historical and Contemporary Studies
    • GMAP 282, 382 or 482. Concepts and Theories
    • GMAP 283, 383 or 483. Practices and Methodologies
  • The remaining two courses can be drawn from any of the three categories.

The following additional conditions apply:

  1. No more than one 200-level course may count towards the minor.
  2. No more than two courses from the GMAP minor may count toward a student’s major.
  3. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the GMAP minor.
  4. Students interested in the minor must be advised by one of the Institute Co-Directors for the purposes of course selection and declaring the minor.
  5. A GMAP-focused internship or education abroad experience, including one supported by The Bloom Family Summer Internship in GMAP, can count for 1-6 credits.

Pre-approved Fall 2022 Courses

The following classes are recognized as meeting the requirements of the three GMAP categories. Additional courses will be added as appropriate. In consultation with one of the GMAP Co-Director, students may receive permission to substitute alternative courses in any of the three areas.

How do I declare the GMAP minor?

To declare the minor, please complete the "Add/Drop GMAP Minor Form" online.

Once we receive your Google Form submission, we will be in contact with you about setting up an advising appointment with either Co-Director.


The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention works with partner organizations around the world and one of our key priorities is to make connections for our students to have high-impact learning experiences working in the field of atrocity prevention. Internships also provide support and assistance to organizations and agencies in their efforts to address community needs. Through their internship experiences, students often make important discoveries and professional connections.

Whether you are a Binghamton University student looking for an internship or a host organization partner looking for more information about our programs, please explore the wealth of information on these pages and do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. 

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Scholarships & Fellowships

I-GMAP currently manages the award for the Bloom Family Summer Internship in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and the Herman and Tobey Abel Scholarship.

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Education Abroad

The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University strongly encourages our students to participate in Education Abroad programs as part of their Binghamton experience. 

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Amanda Nichols
Assistant Director of Academic Programs
Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Max Pensky
Professor; Co-Director
Philosophy; Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP)

Kerry Whigham
Assistant Professor; Co-Director
Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention; Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP)

Interest Form

Please use this form to sign up for our listserv and to receive additional information about the minor. To add the minor, please refer to the section above.