Division of Academic Affairs
Graduate Catalog 2012-13

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Office of Aging Studies

Carol Jenkins, Director, 328 Rivers West Building

Certificate in Gerontology

The graduate certificate in gerontology builds upon undergraduate education or work experience through course work in aging studies. The 15 s.h. program includes a 3 s.h. core course, 9 s.h. of selected electives, and a 3 s.h. practicum.


Required Core Course:
GERO/SOCW/CDFR 5400 (3 semester hours)

Selected Electives (one from each of the following categories):
  1. Aging and Social/Behavioral Science (3 s.h.) SOC5600 or PSYC 5400
  2. Aging and Health (3 s.h.) SOCW 6326 or GERO/SOCI/MPH 6100
  3. Practice or Intervention in Aging (3 s.h.) ADED 6453, ADED 6454, CDFR 5411, CSDI 6800, EXSS 5800, GERO/SOCW 6222, SOCW 6322, or GERO/SOCW/NURS 6022
GERO 6600 (3 s.h.)
Students with significant work experience with an organization serving older adults may, with permission from the Office of Aging Studies' Director, substitute a course selected from those included in (1), (2), or (3) above for GERO 6600. Up to 6 s.h. of coursework may consist of NC Gerontology Consortium distance education courses, provided that each course is consistent with the categories described in (1), (2), or (3) above and that no more than one course is completed in each category.