Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The Graduate Certificate allows students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a different discipline or experience in another profession to obtain a greater understanding of gerontology theory and research.
The graduate certificate in gerontology provides an opportunity for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another field to obtain a greater understanding of gerontology theory and research. The program offers a broad range of knowledge, which relate to professional practice.
Focusing on the science, policy and core educational areas our master’s degree cover, the graduate certificate does not require a field practicum and serves to add an executive polish to a student’s existing educational and professional background.
This program is ideal for supplementing an existing career or skill set with an executive polish as well as for expanding career opportunities.
GERO 500: Perspectives on a Changing Society
GERO 510: Physiology of Development and Aging
GERO 522: Counseling Older Adults and Their Families
GERO 530: Life Span Developmental Sociology
GERO 540: Social Policy and Aging