Certificate in Gerontology
Ron Aday, Program Director
The certificate program in Gerontology provides supplementary education in gerontology for students preparing for careers in a broad range of positions. This program is also designed to give those already working in the field an opportunity to enrich existing skills and knowledge and to provide further opportunities for career advancement.
Admission to the graduate certificate program requires an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher (4.0 scale).
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
The remaining hours are to be selected from the following courses in conjunction with career goals and aspirations. Additional core courses may be completed as electives.
Students with little or no experience working with the elderly are encouraged to complete SOC 6900 - Practicum: Applied Analysis. Special projects, independent study, and thesis research may also be counted toward the certificate with approval of the program director.
Students may transfer up to six (6) credit hours of approved coursework into the certificate program. The time limit for use of credit toward the certificate is six years from the date of enrollment in the earliest course applied toward the certificate, including transferred courses.
Candidate must file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which candidate intends to graduate.