Certificate in Gerontology

The Department of Sociology and Family Studies offers a Certificate in Gerontology. This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students as well as community persons seeking professional/personal advancement. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admission guidelines. The certificate is designed to provide a broad base of knowledge related to the social, psychological and physiological aspects of aging. The certificate is comprised of 15 hours of coursework and 3 hours of field practice. The program is offered in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Education and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Requirements for a Certificate in Gerontology1

ED 299Human Growth and Development3
SO/SW 403Gerontology3
SO 308Aging and Society3
SO 309Death and Dying3
SO 495Internship in Sociological Practice3
Select one from the following electives:6
Health and Aging
Independent Study
Principles of Management
Women's Health
Selected Topics
Guided Study in Professional Inquiry
Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
Medical Sociology
Selected Topics
Total Hours21