The minor in gerontology prepares graduates to work directly with or on behalf of older adults by drawing on coursework from multiple disciplines and collaborating with practitioners in aging-related professions. It may accompany any major, but is especially recommended for students in health science majors and/or students with an interest in human service and medical professions.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
Interpret and apply gerontological theories
Demonstrate effective intergenerational communication skills
Evaluate and assess environmental demands and individual needs of older adult populations
A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses in the minor. To count for the minor, all Seminar, Topics, or Independent Study coursework must be approved by the Gerontology Coordinator. The topics and credits vary by semester.
Course Delivery Format
Program coursework is completed on campus and online.
Requirements for Gerontology Minor: 18 Credits
Select 11 credits from the following Level One aging courses. Credits: 11