Certificate in Gerontology (300006C)
Harvey L. Sterns, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Lifespan
Development & Gerontology
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
The following information has official approval of the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.
The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Gerontology” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record. To participate in the program, a student must participate in an interview, receive written notification of admission, and consult with the Director or a designated faculty member of the Institute for Lifespan Development and Gerontology to formulate a program of study.
|3006:450||Interdisciplinary Seminar in Life-Span Development & Gerontology||2|
|3006:495||Practicum in Life-Span Development & Gerontology||1-3|
|3750:475||Psychology of Adulthood & Aging 1||4|
|3850:343||Sociology of Aging 1||3|
|Select Elective credits (outside the Major Degree Department) from the following:||10-8|
|Death & Dying|
|Death & Dying|
|Special Topics in Life-Span Development & Gerontology 3|
|Workshop in Life-Span Development & Gerontology 4|
|Special Topics in Sociology 2|
|Introduction to Health-Care Management 1|
|Family Relationships in Middle and Later Years|
|Introduction to Disorders of Communications|
|Social Needs & Services: Aging 1|
Independent Study 5
In the absence of the prerequisites for 3750:475 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging, 3850:343 Sociology of Aging, 6500:480 Introduction to Health-Care Management and 7750:450 Social Needs & Services: Aging, the student in this certificate may request permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite.
3006:485 Special Topics in Life-Span Development & Gerontology courses are typically offered for 3 credits.
3006:490 Workshop in Life-Span Development & Gerontology are typically offered for 2 credits.
Students may also use Independent Study to fulfill elective requirement. In special cases, more than one course in a major department may be used with permission.