University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology



Population Studies Certificate

The certificate in Population Studies prepares undergraduate students for careers requiring demographic skills or for entering graduate programs in related areas. The certificate program is not a major in itself. It requires 15 semester hours of coursework, some of which may satisfy other University and major requirements. Applications of demographic analysis to the problems of human ecology are illustrated in the preparation of population estimates and forecasts, family planning, aging, migration, marriage and family structure, labor markets, gender, and environmental impact analysis, as well as the academic study of commnities. Contact the Undergraduate Advising Office (545-4075, Thompson 722, for further detailed requirement information.


Department of Sociology • Thompson Hall • University of Massachusetts–Amherst, MA 01003