Gerontology Minor

The minor in gerontology provides students with a solid background in different issues related to adult development and aging in order to prepare them to serve the aging population in various capacities. The minor incorporates courses from the schools of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, and Engineering, Science and Technology. For more information, refer to the Gerontology page linked here.

Note: Psychology majors choosing to minor in Gerontology cannot double-count major and minor requirements.

Requirements (19 credits):

Required Courses (13-14 credits):

GERO 101Introduction to Gerontology

3

PSY 364Adult Development & Aging

3

or

SOC 340Aging in American Society

4

NRSE 342Ethical Issues Confronting the Geriatric Patient

3

GERO 495Internship in Gerontology

4

Electives (5-6 credits):

BIO 401Human Nutrition and Metabolism

3

ENG 370Creative Nonfiction I

3

ENT 475New Venture Challenge: Lean Launch Methodology

3

EXS 215Physiological Aspects of the Human Performance of the Aging

3

GEOG 455New Directions in Tourism

3

GERO 491Independent Reading and Research in Gerontology

1-3

GERO 498Special Topics in Gerontology

3

PSY 241Introduction to Health Psychology

3

PSY 380Psychology of Dying and Death

3

PSY 458Human Neuropsychology

3

SOC 340Aging in American Society

4

SOC 440Death and Dying: Sociological Implications

4

PSY 364Adult Development & Aging

3

Total Credit Hours: 19