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Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare students for advanced study in gerontology and for entry into aging-related career fields. The 18-semester-hour curriculum provides foundational knowledge of the biological, psychological, and sociological dimensions of aging; health care organization and delivery; social service programs available to older persons; and contemporary aging policy issues. Through course work and internship experiences, students gain specialized knowledge and skills that prepare them for our rapidly aging society and will allow them to work with an increasingly diverse population of older adults in a variety of contexts and settings including, but not limited to: government; not for profit agencies; private industry; volunteer organization; recreation programs; senior citizen centers; the health care industry; nursing homes; and senior living facilities.

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Course Requirements

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Students must be enrolled in a degree program at Georgia State University and should have selected a major area of study prior to applying to the certificate program. Students should contact the Gerontology Institute to discuss applying to the certificate program at 404-413-5210 or

For general information about Georgia State University and undergraduate admission materials, contact the Office of Admissions at 404-413-2500 or visit the university website,



Please note the following information provided in compliance with Department of Education regulations:

Program costs*
Graduate tuition per credit hour:
In-State: $336.00
Out-of-State: $1,200.00

Undergraduate tuition per credit hour:
In-State: $251.20
Out-of-State: $858.20

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.

Occupations by names and Standard of Classification (SOC) codes that the program begins to prepare students to enter