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.

Program Requirements

Sociology Core
SOCIOL 410RAging In Contemporary Society3
Psychology Core
PSYCH 441Adult Development and Aging3
Health/Biology Core
A&S 415The Aging Body: Causes and Consequences3
Field Practicum
A&S 492Field Practicum In Aging 13
Elective Courses
Electives 26
Total Credits18

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.