Gerontology Certificates Program of Study

Requirements for Gerontology Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate Core


Students must complete a total of 15 credit hours of core and elective courses, including a 3 credit hour practicum.

Undergraduate Certificate Electives


Students must complete two GERON electives for a total of 6 credit hours.

Graduate Certificate Core


Students complete a total of 15 credit hours of core and elective courses, including a 3 credit hour practicum.

Graduate Certificate Electives


Students must complete two GERON elective courses for a total of 6 credit hours.

Non-Matriculated and Non-Credit Certificates


Certificate for Non-Matriculated Students

Individuals interested in earning an undergraduate or graduate certificate in Gerontology but who are not working towards a degree at the University of Utah can complete the requirements for the Undergraduate or Graduate level and earn a Certificate in Gerontology. All non-matriculated students must complete an additional form for non-matriculated status through the University of Utah, Office of Admissions. If the applicant does not hold a BS or BA degree from an accredited school, an Undergraduate Gerontology Certificate can be earned. If the applicant holds a BS or BA degree from an accredited school, application can be made for either an Undergraduate or Graduate Gerontology Certificate.

Certificate for Non-Credit Continuing Education Students

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program does offer a non-credit certificate in Gerontology. Please consult with the Program Director for more information.