The Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) focuses on the sources of -- and solutions to -- conflict and violence that pervade contemporary global society. Students completing the certificate will explore how destructive conflict occurs at interpersonal, group, institutional, and international levels of human interaction, and how it can be managed and transformed to achieve constructive ends. Related courses cover interdisciplinary perspectives, and develop practical skills for analyzing and intervening in conflict. As a result, students will be better prepared to contribute to the creation of just, equitable, and peaceful conditions in the world.

 

Requirements:

  • 24 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C, and with at least 15 upper division hours, at the University of Colorado-Boulder. These courses should include:
    • 6 hours of PACS core courses, including PACS 2500: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, and PACS 4500: Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies.
    • 9 hours of courses in the student's major department that are related to the field of peace and conflict studies (see the approved list of courses, or obtain approval from the PACS director). Completion of PACS 2500 is a prerequisite for enrollment in PACS 4500.
    • 9 hours of courses outside the student's major department (or in a second major) that are related to the field of peace and conflict studies (see the approved list of courses, or obtain.

For further information, see http://peacestudies.colorado.edu/. You can also contact the current PACS Director, Bryan Taylor (Professor, Communication) at bryan.taylor@colorado.edu.