Gerontology (Undergraduate Certificate)

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

CSULB is one of 10 CSU schools that offers an undergraduate certificate in Gerontology. The certificate is a 24-unit, upper-division program that addresses the interdisciplinary nature of the Gerontology field with required courses from Anthropology, Psychology or Human Development, and elective choices from departments across campus. Students from ANY major are eligible to add the certificate to their program of study.

At the completion of the Gerontology certificate you will be able to:

  • Apply gerontology concepts and principles within your field of study Initiate techniques to dispel ageism within your field of study
  • Apply theories of adult growth and development, biological changes with aging, and culture and aging within your field of study
  • Apply concepts and skills related to aging in field experiences with older adults and families
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
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