The Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare students for advanced study in gerontology and for beginning careers in the aging field. The 18-semester-hour curriculum provides basic knowledge of the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging; health care and social service programs available to older persons; and contemporary aging policy issues. Through course work and internship experience, students gain specialized knowledge and skills that prepare them to work with older people in a variety of settings including government agencies, volunteer programs, recreation programs, senior citizen centers, nursing homes, and senior living facilities.
Requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology
1. Core courses (12 hours)
Select one of the following courses:
2. Elective courses (3 hours)
GERO 4130 Family, Intimacy and Aging
GERO 4800 Directed Study in Gerontology
SW 4260 Aging Practice, Policy, and Research (If not taken in section 1.)
3. Internship (3 hours)
Students must be enrolled in a degree program at Georgia State University and should have selected a major area of study before applying to the certificate program. Students should contact the Gerontology Institute for advisment about applying to the Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology.
For general information about Georgia State University and undergraduate admission materials, contact the Office of Admissions, 404/413-2500 or visit the university website, http://www.gsu.edu/.
Please note the following information provided in compliance with Department of Education regulations:
Graduate tuition per credit hour:
Undergraduate tuition per credit hour:
Fees and other costs:
Mandatory student fees per term: $1,064.00
Books and supplies per term: $500.00
Room and board per term: $4613.00
Completion time: 2-3 semesters
*All figures are estimates only and subject to change without notice.