Students at UNC Charlotte have the opportunity to add an 18 credit minor to their undergraduate major. Additionally students can add a graduate certificate to another graduate degree or complete the certificate as a stand-alone option. Qualifying undergraduates can begin the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology through the Early Entry process. Students who complete the minor and graduate certificate will graduate with 30 credit hours in gerontology studies. Please check these Discipline Specific Fliers to learn how gerontology can complement your particular field of study.
According to the UNC Charlotte Career Center, "Experience is the #1 thing that employers seek in qualified candidates." Students who minor in gerontology at UNC Charlotte will complete 100 hours of experiential learning by completing the two required courses. Graduate Certificate students can add on a 150 hour practicum placement to their curriculum. The Career Center offers further opportunities for "Experiential Education." Click here for more information.
For more information on Careers in Aging, click here.