College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology

Gerontology Certificate Requirements

The Gerontology Certificate is comprised of 18 credits. The required introductory course (3 credits) provides a foundation in biological, psychological, sociological, and applied aspects of aging. An additional 12 credits are chosen by the student from a variety of disciplinary courses relevant to gerontology. The final 3-credit requirement is a practicum that involves applied work in a setting serving older individuals.

To earn the Certificate, you must:

1. meet all regular IPFW admission requirements (refer to Part 8 of the Undergraduate Bulletin);

For futher imformation about the certificate and course descriptions follow this link to the online bulletin.

Gerontology Certificate Bingo Sheet


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