Undergraduate Catalog


Gerontology Certificate

The certificate program is primarily designed for the benefit of the nontraditional student. Within the context of this program, “nontraditional student” refers to an individual who is interested in pursuing only those courses relevant to the completion of the certificate program. The administrative classification of students in the certificate program would be that of “non‑degree student.”  The minimum eligibility requirement for admission to the program is a high school diploma.

The “Certificate in Gerontology” is an acknowledgement by The University of Findlay that the student has successfully completed the course work identified below with an average grade of “C” or better. The certificate represents the student’s achievement in mastering course work specific to the aging process but does not confer upon the student any rights, privileges, or status. Rather, the certificate provides the student with a tool to promote his or her potential within the workplace. The certificate also will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in a degree program with a minor in gerontology.

Certificate Requirements

A certificate in gerontology consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours, including:

GERN 200The Aging Process

3

GERN 241The Psychology of Aging

3

GERN 242The Sociology of Aging

3

GERN 425Gerontology Ethics

3

The student must also select two of the following courses:

BIOL 322Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 322LHuman Anatomy & Physiology/Lab

1

BIOL 323Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 323LHuman Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab

1

GERN 210Gender and Aging

3

GERN 400Internship

3

GERN 450Senior Seminar: Selected Topics

3

HEPR 205Human Nutrition

3

PSYC 208Lifespan Development

3

PSYC 309Health Psychology

3

PSYC 385Death Education

3

SOCI 230Sociology of the Family

3

SOCI 250Human Diversity in America

3

GEND 350Topics in Gender Studies

2 to 4

SOWK 101Introduction to Social Work

3

Students wishing to use BIOL 322 or BIOL 323 for either of the two electives must also complete the respective lab for the course: BIOL 322L or BIOL 323L.