Why VCU Gerontology?

The entire program can be completed either in person, online, or a hybrid of both. In other words, you don't have to come to campus to earn your Certificate in Aging Studies. 

You can complete the program at your own pace as either a full-time or part-time student. 

Most courses are offered in the evenings to accomodate our students who need this extra flexibiliy due to family, work, or life.  

Certificate students can customize their program of study through electives and independey study projects that are relevant to their career goals.

Our students have such a wide diversity of educational training and work and personal experience which makes for rich and dynamic learning. 

VCU Gerontology has a strong positive relationship with the wider community, which provides students many opportunities for networking, learning, engaging, and applying knowledge and skills acquired from courses. 

VCU Gerontology has a strong commitment to viewing aging as a lifespan journey toward elderhood, with a focus on disrupting ageism where we can.

Our students get jobs! 100% of our students are employed following graduation.  

There is no Gerontological Specialist like a VCU Gerontological Specialist!