The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers a 15-semester-hour Gerontology Certificate. The program is designed to enable students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, non-degree students, and residents of the community to obtain a certificate in two to three semesters of course work. Students will complete a total of 15 semester hours of graduate level, or upper level undergraduate, courses to meet the requirements of the certificate program.
Twelve semester hours must come from four foundational courses:
These courses are being offered as online classes, and each course 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 , 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.
An individual seeking to receive graduate credit for endorsement courses must apply as a non-degree seeking student to Graduate Studies ung.edu/graduate-studies/apply-now. The following documents must be received prior to admission:
- Graduate Studies application.
- Non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts documenting completion of a baccalaureate or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited, four-year institution. If a certificate program applicant holds a master’s degree, only the transcript documenting the master’s is required. International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant’s course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.
- Proof of lawful presence in the United States, if applying for in-state tuition.
Students who are admitted, but do not enroll within three semesters must apply to Graduate Studies for readmission. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three semesters must also apply to Graduate Studies for readmission. 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. Materials are kept for one year for incomplete application files and for three years for complete application files.
A non-degree student is not eligible for financial aid.
For additional information, contact the Department of Psychological Sciences, Dr. Chuck Robertson, Chuck.Robertson@ung.edu.