Ramapo College also offers a Certificate in Gerontology Program
for people not currently enrolled in a degree program or who
already work in the field of gerontology and wish to enhance
their knowledge and skills to become more effective practitioners.
Matriculated students (seeking a degree) must complete the Gerontology
The course requirements for the Certificate are the same as
the Gerontology minor (see the Gerontology
Minor section of this Catalog).
Since increasing numbers of Americans are living longer, there
is a need for people trained in understanding the complex interaction
between aging and society.
Gerontology, the interdisciplinary study of the social, physical,
and biological dimensions of aging, is concerned with creating
environments for successful aging while maintaining quality
Gerontology is not only an academic area of study, it is also
a field of practice which involves the determination of public
policy issues and the delivery of human services. The study
of gerontology can benefit volunteer or service workers presently
in agencies serving the aged, those considering such careers,
and individuals seeking greater understanding of the aging process
and social condition.
This certificate program is offered by the School of Social
Science and Human Services. For further information, contact
Professor Peggy McLaughlin, Program Director, at (201) 684-7625