Department of Social Work

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Gerontology equips students with the knowledge and skills to work with the growing population of older adults in the 21st century. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who would like to increase or formalize their knowledge related to aging. Our certificate program is ideal for individuals who aspire to become gerontological specialists within their primary field such as social workers, health educators, recreational therapist, personal trainers, and more.

The PBC is available to:

  • Graduate students already enrolled in a degree program at UNC Greensboro
  • Certificate seeking students who hold a Bachelor’s or advanced degree

Courses are offered fully online in an asynchronous format and are structured to fit into the busy schedules of working professionals and graduate students.  In as little as one year, individuals can improve their resumes and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Current graduate students with an interest in aging can receive specialized training in Gerontology while concurrently obtaining their degree.

To earn this certificate, students must complete 12 credit hours, comprised of three core courses and one elective. Admission to the PBC Program is handled through the UNC Greensboro Graduate School. For more information including application requirements and deadlines, see the Guide to Graduate Admission.

To learn more about employment, see the gainful employment information (PDF).