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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.

Minor in Gerontology

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 (3)
  • SOCI 260 – P2 Death and Dying: Ethical Concerns (3)
  • SOCI 322 – Sociology of Aging and Life Course (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • GTLY 410 – Advance Issues in Aging (3)
    • GTLY 496 – Independent Study (3)

Electives – 6 credits

Choose TWO courses from the list below.

  • ECON 224 – Economics of Health Care (3)
  • GTLY 325 – Contemporary Issues in Gerontology (3)
  • GTLY 330 – Cross Cultural Aging (3)
  • GTLY 490 – Practicum in Gerontology (3)*
  • GTLY 496 – Independent Study (3)*
  • GTLY 497 – Research in Gerontology (3)
  • NURS 312 – Palliative/End of Life Care (3)
  • NURS 317 – Adult/Older Adult Health I (3)
  • NURS 423 – Adult/Older Adult Health II (3)
  • REST 325 – P5 Spirituality and Health (3)
  • SOCI 150 – Introduction to Human Services (3)
  • SOCI 223 – Sociology of the Family (3)
  • SOCI 226 – Sociology of Health and Healing (3)

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: Only two courses taken to meet major requirements may also be applied to the gerontology minor.


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