Undergraduate students in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences may seek an interdisciplinary minor in gerontology designed to increase awareness of issues of our aging population. The minor will augment a variety of career paths, including service provision, administration, psychology, the health professions, and education or research. Students should contact the Program Director to discuss the required 18-credit plan of study. The minor may also be integrated with the Bachelor of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Students will be able to describe what is known about biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors involved in adult development and aging processes.
- Students will be able to describe physical, cognitive, and social role changes associated with aging and major theories associated with each.
- Students will be able to explain and analyze variations in aging due to such factors as gender, social class, race/ethnicity, LGBT status, and mental health status.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of attitudes and stereotypes regarding aging, their sources, and potential for change (both in themselves and others).
- Students will be able to apply knowledge from their aging courses to a practice setting.
|SOCIOL 410R||Aging In Contemporary Society||3|
|PSYCH 441||Adult Development and Aging||3|
|A&S 415||The Aging Body: Causes and Consequences||3|
|A&S 492||Field Practicum In Aging 1||3|
The practicum requirement should be enrolled in after all other core requirements are completed.
Six elective credit hours can be taken to complete the program. Students should contact the gerontology program director to identify appropriate electives.