Population dynamics fundamentally underlie many of the challenges to social and environmental well-being across the globe. Yet these demographic dynamics also offer opportunity.
Demographic research broadly examines population composition, distribution and change, while there are many substantive foci within these categories. For instance, population researchers examine differential access to reproductive health which shapes fertility patterns; climate change vulnerability as it influences migration and population distribution; neighborhood conditions, socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity as they intersect to impact health and longevity.
Seeking to better understand the causes and consequences of population processes, CU Boulder offers an interdepartmental Graduate Certificate Program in Population Studies. The certificate is highly interdisciplinary and engages award-winning faculty from a number of social science departments with expertise on a broad range of population-focused topics. Past certificate students have moved in to a variety of professional, academic and research roles in public and private organizations concerned with population issues and problems at the international, national, state, and local scales.
More information, including how to apply, is available from the CU Population Center.