Gerontology, Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $259.00
  • $452.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Gerontology, undergraduate certificate is designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of aging and prepare them to work with an aging population. 

This certificate is not a degree but represents a specialization intended as a companion for students who have a major in another discipline or who are working in a professional capacity. 

Students choose this program to: 

  • gain real-world experience through the practicum experience.
  • customize their learning experience by completing coursework in their area of interest.
  • Complete coursework a convenient, thought-provoking way. Courses are offered 100% online, asynchronously. 

The program is offered by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Department of Gerontology which conducts relevant research in conjunction with local and federal agencies that serve the public and its changing needs. Research areas include caregiving, end-of-life planning, resiliency, and public policy. 

Career Outlook:

It is estimated that the population of persons 65 years of age and older will increase from 40 million in 2010 to 88 million in 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The shift demands qualified professionals who can offer ideas and solutions to address the opportunities of an aging population.

The high demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing and career opportunities are numerous and varied. 

A few examples of careers in Gerontology:

  • Aging Services Administrators 
  • Architects 
  • Assisted Living Administrators 
  • Caregivers 
  • Educators 
  • Elder Law Attorneys 
  • Estate Planners 
  • Financial Planners 
  • Geriatric Care/Case Managers 
  • Interior Designers
  • Life Enrichment/Activities Coordinators
  • Social Service workers 

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.