School of Social Work

Certificate in Gerontology (12 cr)

The Four Course Certificate is for the student pursing a concurrent degree in any area. It is also appropriate for the student who has completed a degree and wishes a concentration in this area. The Certificate in Gerontology provides a practice-oriented knowledge base including both concepts and applications.

The major objectives of the certificate program are:

  • Prepare you for employment in community-based settings which provide services to older persons
  • Increase students awareness of the needs of older adults and the implications of an aging population in American society
  • Provide current information on gerontology policy and practice issues; and
  • Facilitate students in their efforts to gain or increase skills and upgrade knowledge in gerontology.

Course Requirements

Certificates are awarded when classes are completed, even though a student is still working toward a degree.