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The undergraduate minor in Public Health Demography will introduce students to population-based approaches to health and wellbeing. Both demography and public health draw on theories and methods from across the social and behavioral sciences, to understand population level outcomes. Collectively, the courses in the minor will strengthen skills in analytical thinking, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning, as related to topics including fertility, mortality, migration, maternal and child health, health disparities, and population health.
The minor in Public Health Demography will help to prepare students for graduate training in public health, demography, epidemiology, or biostatistics. Further, the minor will help to prepare students for jobs that require an understanding of population dynamics. Demographic skills are useful in fields including actuarial studies, marketing, consulting, non-profits, and various agencies in the local, state, and federal government.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.