General Certificate in Aging Studies Program
The certificate program of studies requires successful completion of 21 credit hours of work comprised of the following courses now offered in the gerontology graduate curriculum:
- The biology of aging, psychology of aging, social gerontology, and research methods form the basic core of the certificate program.
- Following the completion of these gerontology courses, students may choose two elective gerontology courses after consultation with their faculty advisers. Advisers counsel students as to the courses that would best suit their educational training needs. Students may choose from aging and human values; topical seminar; independent studies, problems, issues and trends in gerontology; recreation, leisure and aging; and other elective courses.
- In addition to the completion of these prescribed courses, each candidate for a Certificate of Aging Studies would be required to satisfactorily complete a project in gerontology on a subject approved by the faculty. This project may be a comprehensive literature review, a research project, or a training or demonstration project. Students would register for a three-credit course in independent studies (GRTY 692).