Program Goals Statement
The Gerontology certificate program prepares students to understand and effectively respond to myriad issues, challenges, choices, and problems encountered in the aging process.
- Students, especially those pursuing a degree in General Studies, are invited to consider a two-for-one program, using their electives wisely to include Gerontology as a special expertise in the degree program. Students are invited, but are not required, to take PSY 267 as a foundation for other Gerontology courses. In the event that core courses fit better with a student’s schedule, they have permission to register for those courses.
- Students are prepared to seek employment in various senior agencies, retirement communities, health care facilities, home- and adult-care programs, hospice organizations, and the myriad entrepreneur possibilities that respond to senior needs and interests.