CLASP-Culture, Language, & Social Practice Graduate Certificate Program The interdisciplinary CLASP Graduate Certificate is designed to complement other graduate degree programs. It provides graduate students with the opportunity to pursue the study of language and society from an interdisciplinary perspective, acquiring a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the sociocultural analysis of language.
Demography Certificate Students from Geography, Sociology, and Economics may earn a certificate in demography through the Population Program while earning graduate degrees in their respective departments. Graduate certificates are awarded at both the M.A. and Ph.D. level. This certificate program, the oldest of its kind at the University of Colorado, uniquely combines interdisciplinary social science research with graduate training.
Development Studies Certificate Because development issues such as agrarian change, labor migration, new social movements, industrial growth, urban planning, and natural resource use cut across disciplinary divides, the study of development demands interdisciplinary approaches. The Graduate certificate in Development Studies provides students training in a structured yet flexible program that incorporates coursework across the social sciences.
Environment, Policy, & Society Graduate Certificate The interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Environment, Policy, and Society allows students to engage in exploration of contemporary environmental problems by drawing from courses across a wide range of social science disciplines.
Institute of Behavioral Science Many sociology faculty members and graduate students work with the interdisciplinary research institute, which specializes in five areas: Environment and Society, Health and Society, Problem Behavior, Institutions, and Population. These include the Natural Hazards Center and work for the African Population Studies Center. Both of these centers are directed by professors in sociology.
Department of Women & Gender Studies The Department of Women and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering a major, minor, and certificate for undergraduates as well as a graduate certificate program.
Conference on World Affairs This conference was started in 1948. Each April features one hundred presenters on a wide range of topics and from diverse backgrounds for this "extravaganza" of panels, plenaries and performances that bring together the university community and the broader world community into discussion and debate on pressing local and global matters.