Welcome to Berkeley Demography!

The UC Berkeley demography program is widely regarded as one of the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics. Most population training programs focus on individual-level variation within populations; this program takes a more macro approach.

Our graduates occupy prominent academic positions at US and international universities and hold leadership roles in government, UN agencies, and other research centers. Berkeley demography is unusual not only for its research and training foci, but also for its structure. Unlike most universities in the US, Berkeley has a free-standing department housed in a historic building. We provide students with a campus home, in which they feel a sense of community and camaraderie.