Gerontology Program Requirements

The gerontology minor consists of six courses: four required courses and your choice of two electives from a slate of multidisciplinary offerings.

Gerontology Minor

Only two courses taken to meet major requirements may also be applied to the gerontology minor. A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

Required Courses -12 credits

  • BIOL 206 - SQ The Science of Aging
  • SOCI 260 - P2 Death and Dying: Ethical Concerns
  • SOCI 322 - Sociology of Aging and Life Course
  • Choose ONE:
    • GTLY 410 Advance Issues in Aging
    • GTLY 496 Independent Study in Gerontology

Electives - 6 credits

Choose TWO courses from the list below.

  • ECON 224 - Economics of Health Care
  • NURS 312 - Palliative/End of Life Care
  • NURS 317 - Adult/Older Adult Health I
  • NURS 423 - Adult/Older Adult Health II
  • REST 325 - P5 Spirituality and Health
  • SOCI 150 - Introduction to Human Services
  • SOCI 226 - Sociology of Health and Healing
  • GTLY 325 - Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
  • GTLY 330 - Cross Cultural Aging
  • GTLY 490 - Practicum in Gerontology*
  • GTLY 496 - Independent Study*
  • GTLY 497 - Research in Gerontology

Total: 18 credits

*Only one of these courses may be applied as an elective, and only one independent study may be taken for the minor.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.