MALS and Gerontology
MALS Degree + Post-baccalaureate Gerontology Certificate
Students who wish to pursue a post-baccalaureate certificate in gerontology in addition to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree should consult the Gerontology website and Dr. Ellie Covan, the Gerontology Coordinator. Dr. Covan can be contacted at 910.962.3435 or her email address, covane AT uncw DOT edu.
MALS Degree with a Specialized Concentration in Gerontology
Those students who decide to seek a MALS degree with a specialized concentration in gerontology must take GRN 501: Aging in Society; GRN 523: Biology of Aging; PSY 524: Psychology of Aging: and six elective hours in gerontology in addition to GLS 502, Contemporary Issues in Liberal Studies, GLS 598, Final Project in Liberal Studies, and 9 hours of other GLS courses. This option does not complete all work required for the Post-baccalaureate Gerontology Certificate.
MALS (General Option)
MALS students pursuing a general concentration option (no specialization in gerontology or hispanic studies) who wish to take graduate gerontology courses as electives should obtain permission from both the instructor and the GLS Program Director before enrolling.
Note: Under this option, only nine non-GLS graduate credit hours will be accepted towards the MALS degree and only six credit hours
for cross-listed courses may be used. Also, non-GLS courses cannot be used towards the GLS post-Master's certificate.
Last Update: November 19, 2011