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The department of Human Development offers a Certificate in Gerontology.   The certificate reflects a high standard of training and experience in the specific area of human development. Non-human development majors are required to complete any prerequisites for the internship requirement. The requirements include 6 credits in H D core courses that support the area of certification, 15 credits in required and optional courses, and 4 credits of internship that reflect the area of certification. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.6 in those courses that count toward the certificate. 

Certificate requirements:

Required courses: BIOLOGY 140; H D 308 or 405; PSYCH 363 or 490; SOC 351 or 356. Elective Courses, 6 credits minimum from the following: BIOLOGY 233; HBM 375, 497; H D 308 (if not used in required), 360; KINES 264, 361; MGMT 101, 301; PHIL 103, 365; PSYCH 320, 363, 490 (if not used in required); SOC 250, 351, 356 (if not used in required); H D 497, H D 498.    
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