University Bulletin 2016-17

Gerontology Staff    (251) 460-6347
Program Director and Academic Advisor Dr. Roma Stovall Hanks
Assistant Director and Academic Advisor Dr. Hosik Min

Department of Gerontology web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/syansw/gerontologyprogram/

The University of South Alabama offers Certificates in Gerontology at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Gerontology.

Gerontology is the interdisciplinary study of:

  1. The human life cycle
  2. Issues related to aging
  3. The relationships between the generations

The Gerontology program is designed to establish an expertise that will enhance and compliment the analytical skills that the student acquires as part of the major area of study. This expertise may be used as preparation to specialize within the career area related to the student's major area of study or to pursue further academic training in graduate or medical school. Special topics courses and online instruction are available.

Depending on their specific needs and interests, students may be able to complete requirements for the Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in Gerontology through distance learning options. Students who are interested in pursuing a Gerontology Certificate online should speak with their academic advisor and the Gerontology program director.

The Degree Works audit tool lists the Gerontology Certificates as programs. Students should alert their advisors to check that they are enrolled in a Gerontology Certificate program (Graduate or Undergraduate). In order to receive the printed Gerontology Certificate, the student must submit a completed Data Sheet and Application available at the program website: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/syansw/gerontologyprogram/. The certificate is not automatically issued without an application.