Gerontological Studies Undergraduate Certificate

Opportunities and challenges of human aging intersect with most academic and professional disciplines. Older adults receive a range of health, social, economic and other support services (e.g. through government programs, medical centers, senior centers, long-term care facilities, not-for-profit agencies) in order to age successfully at home or elsewhere.

The proportion of older adults in the US population will grow substantially in coming decades. The 15 credit hour Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontological Studies (UCGS) is designed to prepare students for entry level, service-oriented positions in this growing marketplace.

The UCGS adds a tangible credential for future work with and for older adults, and it can be pursued with any major area of study with proper planning.  Please contact the Gerontology Program Coordinator to learn more and for an advising appointment.

Introduction
SOC/GERON 2170Aging in America: Concepts & Controversies3
Electives
Complete at least 9 elective hours in GERON, with at least 6 hours at the 3000 level or above. 19
Capstone
GERON 4400Social & Community Services for an Aging Population 23
Total Hours15