This graduate certificate of advanced study (CAS) provides matriculated graduate students with systematic, focused training in the area of population health and aging. The program will expose students to the key theoretical orientations and cutting-edge methodological training that lies at the nexus of medical sociology, social gerontology, and demography. Students must complete 15 credits, of which three are required – SOC 667: Population Processes; SOC 655: Sociology of Health and Illness; SOC 664: Aging and Society. Students may select six credits of health and/or aging electives, three of which must be a SOC graduate-level course.
Students must complete 9 graduate level credits in the following courses:
Students must complete 6 credits of graduate level courses in health and/or aging. At least 3 credits must be from a SOC course. Students may petition to use 3 credits from other health and/or aging courses.