Welcome to the Demography Certificate Program

at The University of Utah

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What is Demography?

Demography is the statistical study of populations. Demographers study the size, structure and distribution of populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them - primarily marriage, fertility, migration, morbidity and mortality. Demographic analysis can be applied to entire societies or to groups defined by criteria such as nationality, religion and ethnicity. Demographic research affects the central aspects of society: housing, education, health care, and business.

The Demography Certificate consists of five courses for a total of 15 semester hours. Demography is fundamental to principles taught in numerous degree programs at The University of Utah including economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, business, biology, family and consumer studies, public health, public policy, urban planning, and history.

Students in traditional degree programs are generally exposed to only selected aspects of demography, and often not in a systematic fashion. The Demography Certificate Program provides students with a coherent curriculum and training that is fundamental to their primary field of study.

Why Study Demography?

Utah's Demography Certificate Program:

  • Adds value to your research and scholarship training through a systematic educational program.
  • Promotes an interdisciplinary education through course work, faculty mentors and fellow student interaction.
  • Provides academic credentials to enhance employment opportunities associated with inter-disciplinary certification.

Current Demography Certificate Students

Have you completed all the requirements for a Certificate in Demography at The University of Utah? Please submit the Completion Application. Once received, your approved certification information will be sent the registrar's office. They will issue the Certificate and add the program to your transcript.

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