The Gerontology Certificate requires the successful completion of 15 credits among the required and elective courses. Students must achieve at least a 2.5 grade-point average or better in this program to receive certification. Note: Up to 6 credits may be transferred and credited to the certificate.
BIOS 109 – Biology of Aging; Spring, 3 cr. (no prerequisite)
PSYC 241 – Psychology of Aging; Spring, 3 cr. (prerequisite: PSYC 101)
SOCA 326 – Social Gerontology (Fall, 3 cr) (prerequisite: SOCA 101)
Internship in Gerontology (offered each semester, 3 cr) – Department Specific*
* Students who already have experience in the field of gerontology may receive credit for an internship through written agreement with a faculty member of this program.
BIOS 190 – Fundamentals in Human Nutrition (Fall, 2 cr**)
(prerequisite: BIOS 105, BIOS 106 and CHEM 215)
HESM 340 – Aging and Wellness (offered every third semester, 3 cr)
(prerequisite: HESM 270, and 271 or BIOS 109 or consent of
SOCA 319 – Death and Dying (offered every third semester, 3 cr)
(prerequisite: SOCA 101)
SOCA 499 – Independent Study in Gerontology (prerequisite: SOCA 101)
** Students completing this elective toward the Gerontology Certificate may add one credit work with agreement of instructor.