With the Certificate in Population Studies at UMass Amherst, you'll learn to become a demographer, using empirical, evidence-based data to shape government policy and contribute ideas to the betterment of society.

Demographers study the types of human population processes that play a key role in the fields of education, international development, environmental impact analysis, marketing, urban planning, health care, public safety, government, actuarial science, and academia.

You'll build a foundation through courses in population studies and statistics, then enhance expertise with courses in sociological populations and research methodology. You can also select from a range of electives to hone your certificate to specific interests in areas like global development, urbanization, immigration, global environment, and health.

This certificate is ideal for undergraduate students pursuing careers requiring demographic skills or entering graduate programs in related areas.