To sign up for the PACS Certificate Program please complete an Initial Sign-Up Form and see the PACS Director.
The following are the requirements for earning a Certificate in Peace, Conflict, and Security at CU:
* In the event a major department does not have 9 hours of relevant courses, the PACS director may allow for substitutions with PACS approved courses outside the major department.
Professional Internships involving a reasonable connection to peace and conflict studies may be proposed for consideration as satisfying the Certificate's "in-major" course requirements. Internships must be authorized for course credit by a student's major department. Typically, only one-semester internships will be considered, and related course credit will not exceed 3 hours. To see a current list of opportunities, visit our Internships page.
Study-Abroad Programs involving a reasonable connection to peace and conflict studies may be proposed for consideration as satisfying the Certificate's "outside-the-major" course requirements. Programs must be authorized by CU for “in-residence” course credit (i.e., not transfer credit). Typically, only programs running up to one semester will be considered, and related course credit will not exceed 3 hours. Here is a pdf of related study abroad programs for PACS students studying abroad. For more information on CU study abroad programs, including program requirements,dates, housing, costs, and financial aid and scholarships, see the CU study abroad website.
When you declare a major please complete a Course Approval Form.
As you near graduation, please fill out a Certificate Completion Form.