Marygrove College offers a multidisciplinary certificate program in gerontology. This certificate is intended for people who have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work. It is also designed for professional practitioners with baccalaureate or advanced degrees, who want to deepen their understanding of aging and are interested in developing skills to become leaders in the provision and development of services that empower older adults.

To receive a certificate in gerontology, you must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours at Marygrove College. This includes 14 credit hours of required courses and two credit hours of elective courses.

The three credit hour field experience in gerontology, (SW 299), may be waived if you are presently participating in a supervised work experience with older adults or if the field practicum experience for your major is in a gerontology setting. In such cases, you would take another three credit elective course in the program.

Areas of Concentration

  • Certificate in Gerontology
  • Minor in Gerontology


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    Dorothy Seebaldt, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
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    Madame Cadillac Building Room 338
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