The Gerontology Certificate Program at University of North Georgia is designed to enable students at the undergraduate and graduate level, non-degree students, and residents of the community to obtain a certificate in 2-3 semesters of course work. Students will complete a total of fifteen semester hours of graduate level, or upper level undergraduate, courses to meet the requirements of the certificate program.
Twelve of the hours must come from our four foundational courses:
These courses are being offered as online classes and each one will be available at least once during an academic year (two in the fall and two in the spring semesters). Additionally, students will need to select either a supervised GERO 5581 - Practicum Experience, or participate in , with a faculty member working in any area of Gerontology. Both the practicum and research experience must be approved by a faculty member in the Gerontology program.
Individuals seeking to receive graduate credit for endorsement courses must apply as a non-degree seeking student through Graduate Studies www.ung.edu/graduate-studies/. The following documents must be received prior to admission:
- Graduate Studies Application.
- Non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts documenting completion of a baccalaureate or master’s from a regionally accredited, four-year institution. If an endorsement program applicant holds a master’s degree. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate or master’s from a regionally accredited institution.
- If checked in-state for residency on the Graduate Studies Application, proof of lawful presence in the United States.
Students who are admitted, but do not enroll by the academic year following the year of acceptance must reapply through Graduate Studies. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three terms must also reapply. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at UNG become the property of the university and will not be returned. These materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files and for three years for individuals who complete an application and are accepted, but do not enroll.
A non-degree student is not eligible for financial aid.
For additional information, contact the Department of Nursing or the Department of Psychology and Sociology.