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  • Gerontology Certificate

    Examine aging from multiple perspectives: the individual, family and society
    Gain a framework to better understand the rapidly growing population of older adults.
    Program:
    Certificate
    School:
    School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx & Yorktown Heights
    Credits:
    30

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Gerontology Certificate Curriculum

9 Courses (30 credits)

  • PSYN 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • BHSC/SOCL 202 Ethics & the Family
  • PSYN 315 Aging & Mental Health
  • PSYN 239 Adult Development and Aging
  • SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCL 244 Social Psychology
  • SOCL 271 Med Sociology: Hlth Care Modrn
  • BHSC/SOCL 282 Strategies Elder Care Provider

and one of the following six-credit field experiences

  • BHSC/PSYN/SOCL 399 Internship Soc/Beh Sciences
  • BHSC/PSYN/SOCL 380 Co-op Ed in Psychology I
  • BHSC/PSYN/SOCL 381 Co-op Ed in Psychology II
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Gerontology Certificate Overview

This Program is designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature student who is interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to promote their professional objectives. The Program is open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion.

Gerontology Certificate FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Gerontology Certificate Fast Facts

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.

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Certificate Program Fees
  • Application Fee (Non-Matriculated students only) $10.00
  • Certificate Completion Fee (per Certificate) $16.00

Certificates are issued in February, May and August.

Purpose

Certificate Programs are designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills that will promote their professional objectives. They are open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs must have a high school diploma.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs in Computer Science, General Business Administration, Accounting, Management and Marketing must also pass the Mathematics Placement examinations at the MATH 105 level.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs should contact the Office of Admissions. Matriculated students need only submit a formal application. A student who has completed the requirements for a Certificate may not apply for that Certificate after graduation.

Degree Requirements

All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the Certificate Program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Certificate Program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate.

All credits earned in a Certificate Program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor's degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students  pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses take in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.

Registration

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.