Demography

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

Minor

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.

Although there is no undergraduate major in Demography, seniors may take graduate courses with the consent of the instructor.

Declaring the Minor

For information on how to declare the minor, please contact the department.

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Minor Requirements

Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program. These programs have set requirements and are noted officially on the transcript in the memoranda section, but are not noted on diplomas.

General Guidelines

  1. All minors must be declared no later than one semester before a student's Expected Graduation Term (EGT). If the semester before EGT is fall or spring, the deadline is the last day of RRR week. If the semester before EGT is summer, the deadline is the final Friday of Summer Sessions. To declare a minor, contact the department advisor for information on requirements, and the declaration process.
  2. All courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements below must be taken for graded credit.
  3. A minimum of three of the upper division courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements must be completed at UC Berkeley.
  4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for courses used to fulfill the minor requirements.
  5. Courses used to fulfill the minor requirements may be applied toward the Seven-Course Breadth requirement, for Letters & Science students.
  6. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs.
  7. All minor requirements must be completed prior to the last day of finals during the semester in which you plan to graduate. If you cannot finish all courses required for the minor by that time, please see a College of Letters & Science adviser.
  8. All minor requirements must be completed within the unit ceiling. (For further information regarding the unit ceiling, please see the College Requirements tab.)

Requirements

Core Courses
Introduction to Population Analysis [3] 1
Sex, Death, and Data [4] 1
Economic Demography [4] 1
Statistical Methods or Vital Statistics
Select one of the following: 2
Economic Statistics and Econometrics [4]
Econometric Analysis [4]
Research and Data Analysis in Psychology [4]
Introduction to Biostatistics [5]
Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health [4]
Quantitative Sociological Methods [4]
Statistical Methods for Data Science [4]
Concepts of Statistics [4]
Probability for Data Science [4]
Social Science Dealing with Demographic Factors
Select one of the following: 3
The American Immigrant Experience [4]
Impact of Government Policies on Poor Children and Families [4]
Family and Household in Comparative Perspective [3]
Social Networks [4]
Urban Economics [3]
Health Economics [4]
Economic Development [4]
Economic Development [4]
The Repeopling of America [4]
Poverty and Population [3]
Sociology of the Family [4]
Sociology of the Family [4]
Social Inequalities [4]
Social Inequalities: American Cultures [4]

Courses

Demography

Faculty and Instructors

Faculty

William Dow, Professor. Health economics, global health, economic demography.
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Dennis Feehan, Assistant Professor. Demography, social networks, sociology, statistics, sampling, mortality, computational social science, migration, Facebook.

Joshua R. Goldstein, Professor. Fertility, marriage, social demography, historical demography, population aging, formal demography.
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Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Professor. Culture, population, social action, intentions, Africa, gender, fertility, marriage.
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Mara Loveman, Professor.

Ayesha Mahmud, Assistant Professor.

Carl Mason, Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Lecturers

Leora Lawton, Lecturer. Comparative and historical sociology, political sociology, ethnoracial politics, development, demography, Latin America.
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Emeritus Faculty

Eugene A. Hammel, Professor Emeritus. Kinship, social anthropology, stratification, statistical and formal analysis, computer applications, peasant society and culture, demography, Balkans.
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Ronald D. Lee, Professor Emeritus. Economics, evolutionary theory, mathematical demography, population aging, intergenerational transfers, economic demography, life history theory, population forecasting, national transfer accounts.
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Kenneth Wachter, Professor Emeritus. Mathematical demography stochastic models, simulation, biodemography, federal statistical system.
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John R. Wilmoth, Professor Emeritus. Demography, sociology, methodological research, longevity, life expectancy, mortality differentials, familial resemblance, mortality and life expectancy forcasting, historical population trends, world population growth, international migration forecasting.
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Contact Information

Department of Demography

2232 Piedmont Avenue

Phone: 510-642-9800

Fax: 510-643-8558

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Department Chair

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks

johnsonhanks@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Assistant

Monique Verrier

Phone: 510-642-9800

monique@demog.berkeley.edu

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