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Gerontology Certificate

The Department offers a 15-credit program leading to a Certificate in Gerontology to all majors and minors, as well as students and para-professionals outside the Department and the University.

Students from outside the University who register for the Certificate do so through the Division of Continuing Education.

To earn the Certificate in Gerontology, the student must complete SOCI 101: Survey of Sociology, SOCI 203: Sociology of Aging and three of the following courses:

  • 106: Social Problems and Social Policy
  • 207: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • 214: Helping Process
  • 219 Intro to Human Services
  • 225: Family System
  • 315: Socialization and the Life Course
  • 408: Population
  • 411: Aging and Mental Health
  • 415: Health, Illness and Social Policy
  • 450: Fieldwork

To apply for the Certificate program, students need to complete the application form (also available from the Sociology Department Office, 504 College Hall) in conjunction with an interview with:

Dr. MIchael Irwin
504A College Hall

Please email Dr. Irwin to arrange a meeting time

Students must also officially register for the Certificate on their registration forms.