Gerontology Minor

Demand for specialized knowledge of gerontology continues to grow. By 2030, experts predict that 72.1 million persons will be over the age of 65, nearly double the number today. With this minor, you'll demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the aging population that complements your major.

Gerontology spans several disciplines including: psychology, communicative disorders, sociology, social work, nursing, and philosophy.

Minor in Gerontology (15 hours)

All of the following:

  • GERO 201 Gerontology: Services and Policies 3 hours
  • SW 362 Perspectives in Gerontology 3 hours

Three of the following:

  • CSD 360 Adult Acquired Language Disorders 3 hours
  • GERO 320 Alzheimer’s Disease 3 hours
  • PHIL 255 Medical Ethics 3 hours
  • PSYC 302 Psychology of Adult Development 3 hours
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours
  • SW 341 Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexuality Across the Lifespan 3 hours
  • SW 343 Living Full, Dying Well: Exploring Loss, Grief, and Death across the Lifespan 3 hours
  • SW 360 Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours
  • SW 361 Budgeting and Financial Management for Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours
  • SW 363 Grant Writing for Health and Human Services Administration 3 hours

NOTE: Other courses (including independent studies and internships within your major) may be substituted by permission