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.
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.