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An introduction to social gerontology and human development in later life; emphasis is on important elements of aging, such as socialization, family interaction, retirement, physical and psychological aging, and perceptions of older persons in contemporary society.

Distribution: Social Science General Education course and U.S. Diversity General Education course

Gerontology Certificate

The certificate in gerontology requires completion of 18 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all gerontology coursework. Admission into the program requires a 2.50 GPA. The requirements for the certificate can be completed online or on campus.