What will I learn?

The Certificate in Gerontology at CSUSB is designed for students from a variety of disciplines, and with a variety of career goals. Although traditionally completed by students in Sociology, Health Science, Kinesiology, and Psychology, this certificate is open to all majors. Successful completion of the certificate will not only impart competency in gerontology, but it will also expose the student to a range of perspectives in this emerging interdisciplinary field.

Course Requirements:

Certificate course requirements may be the same ones used to satisfy major, minor, credential or general education requirements.

Under semesters, a total of six classes (3 core classes and 3 elective classes) must be completed to be awarded the certificate

Up to two of these classes may be transferred from another university, if these classes are upper division and approved by the Gerontology Certificate Coordinator.

Which department am I in?

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Total of six classes (3 core classes and 3 elective classes))

Tuition fees
US$13,404.00 per year
The given fees includes non-resident tuition fee of USD $396/unit
Application deadline

15 July 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

5500 University Parkway, SBS-207,



92407, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate upper-division coursework.

For international students

Undergraduates must earn a grade point average of 2.0 (2.5 for postgraduates) in certificate courses.

TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550), IELTS (General: 6.0 total band score)

Application Deadline: Spring: December 15: Fall: July 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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