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Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor

The Minor in Gerontology provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the many aspects of the aging process and gives them the knowledge to pursue a career in the growing field of gerontology. The Gerontology Minor also provides opportunities for students to see the connection between learning about aging and working with older adults in the community.

Requirements

The Minor in Gerontology requires twenty (20) credits, as follows:

Required courses (12 credits):
  • BIOL 108 Biology of Human Aging and
  • BIOL 109 Laboratory in Biology of Human Aging

* Nursing Majors may substitute BIOL 115/116 (Survey of Human Physiology & Lab)
* ESS Majors may substitute BIOL 115/116 (Survey of Human Physiology & Lab)
* Neuroscience Minors may substitute BIOL 115/116 (Survey of Human Physiology & Lab)
*Biology Majors only may substitute 0201-320: Human Physiology.

  • ESS 240 Interdisciplinary Study of Human Aging
  • PSYC 339 Adulthood and Aging
Elective Courses (8 credits, choose 2 courses from below):
(Must obtain permission from the Gerontology Minor Faculty Coordinator)
  • COMS 368 Communication and Aging
  • DANC 360 Dance in the Community
  • DANC 480 Workshop in Dance Production: Dance Generators
  • ESS 325 Exercise and Disease Prevention
  • HS or THRS 301 Death and Dying: Exploring New Paradigms
  • NURS 222 Applied Assessment and Nursing Fundamentals across the Lifespan I: Health & Wellness
  • NURS 272 Applied Assessment and Nursing Fundamentals Acorss the Lifespan II: Alterations in Haleth and Illness
  • PHIL 240 Ethics (Biomedical Issues, Section 17)
  • PSYC 396 Psychology Practicum, with a placement working with older adults
  • PSYC 302 Psychology of Prejudice