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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Demography Minor

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Demography is the scientific study of human populations. It is an interdisciplinary field that examines the causes and consequences of health and mortality, population aging, migration, fertility, maternal and child health, interactions between human populations and the environment and population growth and decline.

Students working toward a minor in demography within the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences (HBS) will acquire focused training in theories and methods of demography.  The minor will help students develop important skills in critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, and will prepare them for graduate-level training in demography or related fields and for jobs requiring an understanding of population dynamics. Demographers are frequently employed in occupations including academia, risk assessment, marketing, consulting, non-profits and various local, state and federal government agencies.

For more information, email demographyminor@ucdenver.edu.

Program Requirements for the Minor

All students must complete a minimum of 18 credits drawn from the approved course list (see below). Although students may count courses taken for other majors or minors toward the requirements for the demography minor, they must still take at least 18 credits that count exclusively toward the demography minor.

All undergraduate CU Denver students are eligible to take this minor, and must achieve a C (2.0) or above in all the courses for them to be counted toward the minor. A minimum of 15 credit hours, at least 12 of which must be upper division courses, must be taken in residence at CU Denver.

Note: Students should check for prerequisites when enrolling in courses.

Survey Courses

Students must choose at least one of the following; both may be counted toward the minor:

Quantitative Methods

Must choose at least one of the following; additional courses may not count toward the minor:

Strong Demographic Themes

Must choose at least one of the following; more may count toward the minor:

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