2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

New students will not be accepted into the program at this time. Contact the department for more information.

Introduces students to the aging process, concerns of older adults and the service delivery system. Students interested in this minor should declare it by the second semester of their junior year, have a plan of study approved by the gerontology program coordinator, and have it forwarded to the Registrar's Office. For additional information about this minor, contact the department.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Sociology and Anthropology department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm

Total Credits Required 22
Gerontology Core 5-8
GRN 101 Introduction to Gerontology 4
GRN 490 Gerontology Field Placement 1 - 4
GRN 001 Internship Completion 0
 
Program Electives 10
Choose from the following:
     HL 211 Health Aspects of Aging (3 cr.)
SL 460 Cognition, Communication and Aging (4 cr.)
SW 405 Aging Public Policies and Programs (4 cr.)
 
Electives 4-7
Choose from the following:
HL 213 Death Education (2 cr.)
PL 185 Medical and Bioethics (4 cr.) [PERS]

*Students in the gerontology minor must take at least 3 hours of field placement involving older adults. One of those hours must be GRN 490. The remaining 2 or more hours may come from a student’s major or second minor. One field placement credit hour is equivalent to 50 clock hours, averaging between 3-4 hours in the field setting per week; four field placement credit hours is equivalent to 200 clock hours, averaging between 13-14 hours in the field setting per week.