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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gerontology Certificate

Program Coordinator: Abby Schwartz (114 Rivers Building; 252-328-4209; schwartza15@ecu.edu)

The graduate certificate in gerontology builds upon undergraduate education or work experience through course work in aging studies. The 12 s.h. program includes a 3 s.h. core course, and 9 s.h. of selected electives.


Required core course - 3 s.h.


  • Students may choose electives outside of those listed with approval of the program coordinator.
  • Master of Social Work students may use up to 3 s.h. of SOCW 6940, SOCW 6950, or SOCW 6960 if their field placement is in an aging-related setting.
  • Students seeking degrees outside of the social work program who are completing an aging-related internship may also use up to 3 s.h. of their placement towards completion of certificate electives with approval of the program coordinator.