15 Semester Credit Hours
The Demography Certificate course curriculum is shown below. In addition to the three core courses (nine semester credit hours), you will complete one "special topics" course (three semester credit hours), and work with a faculty mentor to complete an independent research project or internship (three semester credit hours). Matriculated graduate students should take courses at the 6000 level, nonmatriculated students can take courses at the 5000 or 6000 level.
Introductory multivariate statistics, through linear regression, preferrably with exposure to statistical software, is a prerequisite for the certificate program.
All done with your coursework? Once you have completed all of the requirements for the Certificate, please send us the Completion Form.
Required Core Courses
(3 classes for 9 Credits)
Demographic Concepts and Methods
- Urban Research (usually offered spring semester)
CMP 5010 or 6010
- Demographic Methods (usually offered spring semester) FCS 5120 or 6120
Database Management / Statistics
- Database Theory & Design (usually offered spring semester)
- Graduate Multivariate Statistics (usually offered spring semester)
FCS 5110 or 6110
- Applied Quantitative Methods in Public Policy (usually offered fall semester)
- Other graduate level statistics class that covers multiple regression. Proof of passing grade (C-or better) and copy of syllabus will have to be submitted to the program manager for approval.
Note: Students may complete four of the cour courses listed above and count one core as the special topics elective course.
Special Topics Electives
(1 class for 3 Credits)
The semesters in which elective courses are offered vary. Please consult the University Course Catalog and Schedule for information.
- Population Change
SOC 5510 or 6510
- World Population Policies and Problems
SOC 5657 or 6657
- Research for Consumer and Community Needs
FCS 5700 or 6700
- Methods in GIS
GEOG 5140 or 6140
- Population and Health
SOC 6965-01 (special topics course)
- Divorce and Remarriage
- Families and Social Policy
FCS 5200 or 6200
- Maternal and Child Health
FPMD 6958 (special topics course)
Families and Health
- Families, Consumers, and Health
- Families and Economic Policy
FCS 5400 or 6400
- Discrimination in Labor Markets
ECON 5140 or 6140
- Poverty and Inequality
ECON 5180 or 6180
- Health Economics
ECON 5190 or 6190
- Environmental and Natural Resource ECON 5250 or 6250
- Principles of Economic Development ECON 5530 or 6530
Required Research Project (3 Credits)
Independent Research Study - Students register individually with their project faculty mentor. Once enrolled in the demography program set up a meeting with the program director to discuss this project.