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University of California, Berkeley | College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Demography | University of California

Berkeley CA 94720-2120

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Email: monique@demog.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Minor in Demography

Please note that starting in fall 2020, students who wish to obtain the Minor in Demography must declare the minor by the last day of RRR week, one semester prior to their Estimated Graduation Term (EGT). The Degrees Office will not make exceptions, please plan accordingly.
 

 

The undergraduate minor in Demography provides an opportunity to combine a traditional major, typically in one of the social sciences, with specialized training in population studies. Students in the minor must complete, with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 (C), a total of five upper-division courses.

All courses applied to the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis. Equivalent courses (or appropriate graduate-level courses) may be substituted with the consent of faculty. At least three of the five courses must be completed at UC Berkeley. Students planning on taking Demography courses while participating in the Study Abroad program should first consult with Demography regarding their course choices related to the minor. At least three of the five required courses must be completed at Berkeley.

Minor Requirements

Required courses

Course Number

DEMOG 110

DEMOG/SOCIOL C126

DEMOG/ECON C175

Description

Introduction to Population Analysis

Sex, Death, and Data

Economic Demography

Units

Notes

3

4

4

Offered in Fall only

Offered in Fall only

Offered in Spring only

You are not allowed to make substitutions for these three courses unless they are not being offered in the current academic year. In this case, written approval of a valid substitute course must be obtained and submitted along with the L&S Minor Completion Form. Please note that Demography courses are only offered once per academic year. Plan your schedule accordingly.

Elective courses

To complete your minor you must take two elective courses, one from each group below.

It is possible to use courses other than these to fulfill this requirement, however you should first consult with the Demography Department regarding your choice. Substituted courses must be upper-division and at least 3 units. Be sure to check with the department to make sure that the course you plan to take will be offered in the semester in which you plan to enroll.

PB HLTH 141

PB HLTH 142

ECON 140

ECON 141

PSYCH 101

SOCIOL 106

STAT 131A

STAT 135

STAT 140

Introduction to Biostatistics

Intro to Prob. & Stat. in Biology & Pb Hlth

Economic Statistics and Econometrics

Econometric Analysis

Research and Data Analysis in Psychology

Quantitative Sociological Methods

Intro to Prob. & Stat. for Life Scientists

Concepts of Statistics

Probability for Data Science

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Course Number

Description

Units

Notes

 

Pick one course from this group.

These courses are meant to be courses in statistical methods or vital statistics.

Course Number

DEMOG 145AC

DEMOG C164

DEMOG C165

DEMOG 180

ECON 155

ECON 157

ECON C171

ECON N171

HISTORY 137AC

PB HLTH 181

SOCIOL 111

SOCIOL 111AC

SOCIOL 130

SOCIOL 130AC

Description

The American Immigrant Experience

Impact of Gov. Pol. on Poor Child. & Fam.

Fam. & HH in Comparative Perspective

Social Networks

Urban Economics

Health Economics

Economic Development

Economic Development

The Repeopling of America

Poverty and Population

Sociology of the Family

Sociology of the Family

Social Inequalities

Social Inequalities: American Cultures

Units

Notes

4

4

3

3

3

4

4

4

4

3

4

4

4

4

Pick one course from this group.

These are courses in social science dealing with demographic factors.

It is possible to use courses other than these to fulfill this requirement, however you should first consult with the Demography Department regarding your choice. Substituted courses must be at least 3 units. Be sure to check with the department to make sure that the course you plan to take will be offered in the semester in which you plan to enroll.

Please e-mail the Student Services Adviser for approval of substitutions. Include the course description from the Academic Guide and a course syllabus for the course you would like to take and indicate which core course or elective category requirement you would like to substitute.

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Cal-ADAR: Advancing Diversity in Demography of Aging Research at UC Berkeley

 

​Cal-ADAR is a program designed to give underrepresented students a chance to experience research as undergraduates while studying the demography of aging, which is officially a STEM subject. The program offers participants a paid summer internship, a mentored research experience, and partial tuition/fees for up to 3 semesters. Trainees also attend a seminar on professionalization skills and have access to a GSI who provides research support during the semester. Ultimately the goal is to encourage trainees to attend graduate school in related fields of research and perhaps even become professors themselves. To learn more about Cal-ADAR, visit the program website

 

Duplication of Courses

You are allowed to count only one upper-division course toward both major and minor programs. In order to verify the overlap of courses, please complete the Major/Minor Overlap Check page, included in the L&S Minor Completion Form and obtain the signature of your Major advisor. If you find that you have more than one class in common, you will need to take an additional class in either major or minor to make up for it.

Submission of Forms

Forms required to declare a minor are downloadable from the Letters and Science advising page. You need the form entitled "Completion of L&S Minor." Bring this form, along with an unofficial copy of your transcript, to the Demography office when you have completed, or are currently enrolled in, the courses required for the Demography Minor. Please submit your paperwork, including written approval of any valid course substitutions, after you have completed the required coursework or toward the end of the last semester in which you will complete the coursework.

Demography Program Events and Mailing Lists

The Department of Demography maintains a Demography Minor e-mail list, for occasional updates on minor requirements, as well as information on fellowships and jobs that might be of interest to you.

We also have an ongoing series of Wednesday lunchtime Brown Bag Seminars and monthly meetings of the Bay Area Population Colloquium (BACPOP); you are welcome to attend any of these events. If you would like to be added to the minor information list or to either the Brown Bag or the BACPOP lists, please contact the Demography Office. You are welcome to sign up for the minor list or the events lists even if you do not anticipate being able to complete the minor.

College of Letters and Science Advice

Please visit the Step by Step website for further information about how to start preparing yourself for graduate school from your freshman year on.

 

Considering graduate school?

  • A good place to start when looking for financial support for graduate school is UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Fellowship Resources on the Web.

  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation also sends us fliers regarding merit-based Mellon Fellowships

NOTE: The Demography Department does not process undergraduate admissions for people who have not yet been admitted to UC Berkeley. You would apply directly through the Undergraduate Admissions program and would then choose your major and minor programs after you have been admitted.