Certificate Programs

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to (a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority. See Page 60 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Gerontology

Certificate Requirements (28 units)

  1. HSCI 423. Health and Wellness of Older Adults (4)
  2. PSYC 329. Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4)
  3. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  4. A minimum of sixteen units of upper-division elective courses, chosen from the following courses with the approval of an academic advisor. Internship or practicum experience is highly recommended, though not required; and it may be substituted for an upper-division elective course in the certificate.
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    • ANTH 578. Internship in Applied Cultural Anthropology (2-5)
    • BIOL 306. Human Heredity and Development (4)
    • BIOL 314. Biology of Human Sexuality (4)
    • HSCI 310. Health and Human Sexuality (4)
    • HSCI 342. Nutrition for Your Health (4)
    • HSCI 367. Human Disease Mechanism (4)
    • HSCI 399. Community Service Project (1-2)
    • HSCI 550. Health Aspects of Death and Dying (4)
    • KINE 360. Physical Activity and Aging (2)
    • PSYC 540. Work, Retirement and Leisure (4)
    • PSYC 575. Internship in Psychology (4)
    • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
    • SOC 355. Medical Sociology (4)
    • SOC 434. Community Organization (4)
    • SOC 575. Internship in Sociology (4)
    • SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology: Aging (4)

Certificate in Social Services

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

  1. SOC 100. The Study of Society (4)
  2. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  3. SOC 418. Sociology of Social Welfare (4)
  4. SOC 434. Community Organization (4)
  5. SOC 436. Group Dynamics (4)
  6. SOC 484. Social Casework (4)
  7. SOC 575. Internship in Sociology (4) for a total of (8)

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