Minor in Gerontology and Aging Services

Students may seek an academic major or minor in gerontology and aging services.

The gerontology and aging services minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by examining aging from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates biological, sociological, psychological, and historical perspectives. It provides the student with the opportunity to study complex processes and aspects of aging and the field of gerontology.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in gerontology and aging services requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in gerontology. Courses appropriate for the major in gerontology apply. It is recommended that students take GERO 100 and 220 (or PSYC 357) as the first courses in the minor (if they have not already applied the courses toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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