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.

Gerontology Coursework

(15 credit hours, an overall average of 2.0, no CR/NC can be applied.)

Students choose coursework based on career objectives and interest areas and should consult with a gerontology academic advisor for a plan of study.

Strongly recommended courses for all students: GERO 2000,  GERO 4460 and GERO 4670 

Strongly recommended course for Pre-Health: GERO 4550 

Gerontology Practicum

To facilitate important real-world experience before graduation, all students will complete 156 hours in a practicum site of their choice.

In order to enroll in practicum, students must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours of Gerontology courses and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

GERO 4940: Practicum  (3 credit hours, course must be completed with a “C-” or higher.)

The certificate program may be used as a minor or a concentration within other degrees. Students should consult with their major/college academic advisor to determine how the certificate applies to their degree program. Students who wish to work toward the certificate must meet with an academic advisor in the Department of Gerontology to apply.