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.

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
HPE 420Health and Aging3
or NU 420
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 Hours24