Certificate in Gerontology

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (28 units)

HSCI 423Health and Wellness of Older Adults4
PSYC 329Psychology of Adulthood and Aging4
SOC 330Social Gerontology4
A minimum of sixteen units of upper-division elective courses, chosen from the following courses with the approval of an academic advisor. Internship or practicum experience is highly recommended, though not required; and it may be substituted for an upper-division elective course in the certificate.16
Anthropology of Human Development
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
Internship in Applied Cultural Anthropology
Human Heredity and Development
Biology of Human Sexuality
Health and Human Sexuality
Nutrition for Your Health
Human Disease Mechanisms
Community Service Project
Community Service Project
Health Aspects of Death and Dying
Physical Activity and Aging
Work, Retirement and Leisure
Internship in Psychology
Sociology of the Family
Medical Sociology
Community Organization
Internship in Sociology
Seminar in Sociology
Total Units28