Gerontology, Minor

Liberal Arts (Code 670-400)

Adviser: L. Olson-McBride

Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field that examines the correlates and consequences of human aging. To reflect this multidisciplinarity, the Gerontology minor includes courses from a variety of academic disciplines. Objectives of the minor include:

  1. promoting an understanding of the multifaceted nature of the human aging process;
  2. generating awareness of both the rewards and challenges associated with aging;
  3. providing a broad program of study that complements a number of major programs and prepares students for graduate study and/or careers in the field of aging.

Twenty-four semester credits, including:

Core Courses
CSD 410Communication Changes and Disorders of the Older Adult3
SW 315Aging and the Aged3
SW/NRSG 360Death and Bereavement3
Select remaining credits from the following:
Biology of Humans
Human Nutrition
Health Economics
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Overview of the U.S. Health Care System: A Policy Perspective
Wellness: Food for Fitness
Navigating Health Care
Body, Mind, Spirit Wellness
Ethics of Health Care
Human Development
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Psychology of Religion
Sociology of Family
Social Gerontology

Up to three credits from Directed Studies, Independent Study, or Special Topics courses that focus on gerontological issues may be applied to the minor with approval from the Gerontology minor adviser.