The PACS Certificate requires students to complete 6-credit hours in non-PACS elective courses. Since the PACS Certificate is available to all majors at CU Boulder, we have tried to ensure that there are elective courses that work for every major and that are typically completed as part of your studies. Below are some of the most frequently used elective courses based on common majors that enroll in the PACS Certificate. However, If you select the Full Course List menu below, you will see a full list of all possible elective courses. Students are able to track course completion for the PACS Certificate through the Degree Audit.

Commonly Used Outside Electives

  • ANTH 2010: Intro to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 2100: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • COMM 1210: Perspectives on Human Communication
  • COMM 1600: Group Interaction
  • ETHN 2001: Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 3501: Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies
  • HIST 1800: Introduction to Global History
  • HIST 1830: Global History of the Holocaust
  • HIST 3020: Historical Thinking and Writing
  • IAFS 1000: Global Issues and International Affairs
  • IAFS 3000: Special Topics in International Affairs
  • PSCI 1101: Introduction to American Politics
  • PSCI 2012: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PSCI 2223: Introduction to International Relations
  • PSCI 3123: War, Peace, and Strategic Defense
  • PSYC 1001: General Psychology
  • PSYC 2012: Biological Psychology
  • PSYC 2606: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3303: Abnormal Psychology
  • WGST 2000: Introduction to Feminist Studies
  • WGST 2600: Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
  • WGST 3100: Feminist Theories

  1. All courses have been selected from CU Boulder 2021-22 catalog listings.
  2. Department approval is allowable and required for courses not listed, including transfer courses.
    1. This is available up to 6 credits total across the certificate.

  • ANTH
    • 2010
    • 2100
  • APPM
    • 1350
    • 1360
    • 2350
    • 2360
  • APRD
    • 1003
    • 2001
  • AREN
    • 1207
    • 2050
  • ARTS
    • 1010
    • 1020
    • 1500
    • 1600
  • ASEN
    • 1022
    • 2012
  • ASIA
    • 2000
    • 4830
  • ASTR
    • 1030
    • 1040
  • ATLS
    • 1300
    • 2519
  • ATOC
    • 3050
    • 3070
    • 3300
    • 3500
    • 3600
  • BCOR
    • 1015
    • 1030
  • BMEN
    • 2000
    • 2010
  • CHEM
    • 1400
    • 2100
    • 3451
    • 3311
  • CHEN
    • 1310
    • 2120
  • CHIN
    • 2120
    • 3110
  • CINE
    • 1502
    • 3051
  • COMM
    • 1210
    • 1600
  • CPMD
    • 1400
    • 2500
  • CSCI
    • 1300
    • 2270
  • CSPB
    • 1300
    • 2270
  • CVEN
    • 2012
    • 3246
  • DNCE
    • 1027
    • 3005
  • EBIO
    • 1210
    • 2040
    • 3080
  • ECON
    • 2010
    • 2020
  • EDUC
    • 2050
    • 2311
    • 3013
  • ENGL
    • 2012
    • 2112
  • ENVD
    • 1010
    • 2003
  • ETHN
    • 2001
    • 3501
  • FREN
    • 2110
    • 2120
  • GEOG
    • 1001
    • 1011
  • GEOL
    • 2001
    • 2005
  • GRMN
    • 2010
    • 2030
    • 3010
  • HIST
    • 1800
    • 1830
    • 3023
  • HUMN
    • 1001
    • 1003
  • IAFS
    • 1000
    • 3000
  • INFO
    • 1111
    • 2131
  • IPHY
    • 3280
    • 3410
  • ITAL
    • 2110
    • 2130
  • JPNS
    • 2120
    • 3110
  • JRNL
    • 1000
    • 2000
  • LEAD
    • 1000
    • 1001
    • 1002
  • LING
    • 2000
    • 3100
  • MATH
    • 1300
    • 2001
    • 2300
  • MCDB
    • 1111
    • 1150
    • 2150
    • 2222
  • MCEN
    • 1025
    • 3025
  • MDST
    • 1001
    • 2002
  • MUSC
    • 1101
    • 1802
  • NRSC
    • 2125
    • 2150
  • PHIL
    • 3000
    • 3010
  • PHYS
    • 1110
    • 1115
    • 2170
  • PSCI
    • 1101
    • 2012
    • 2223
    • 3123
  • PSYC
    • 1001
    • 2012
    • 2606
    • 3303
  • RLST
    • 1620
    • 4830
  • RUSS
    • 2010
    • 3010
  • SOYC
    • 1001
    • 3001
  • SPAN
    • 3100
    • 3010
    • 3020
  • THTR
    • 1019
    • 2105
  • WGST
    • 2000
    • 2600
    • 3100