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 Criminal Justice, Education, Human Services, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences, are invited to consider a certificate in Gerontology as a special expertise in the degree program. A Certificate in Gerontology prepares learners in the areas of mental, physical, and social needs of the aging population. Students pursuing a degree in General Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Medical Assisting, or a Human Service field are invited to consider Gerontology as a special expertise in their degree program.
Students should take PSY 267 as a foundation for other Gerontology courses.
Students are prepared to seek employment in various senior agencies, retirement communities, health care facilities, home- and adult-care programs, hospice organizations, concerned with physical, mental, and social aspects and implications of aging that respond to senior needs and interests.