Gerontology Minor

Gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological, and social dimensions of aging. In addition to examining biopsychosocial changes as people age, gerontologists examine the political, economic, and social implications of aging in society. The interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology gives students the opportunity to understand the aging process and develop an understanding of policies, programs, and social needs in an aging society.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
SW 2200Introduction to Social Work4
PS 2010Introduction to General Psychology3
or PS 2050 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
PS 3560Adulthood and Aging3
or SW 3050 Perspectives on Aging (WECO)
Select two of the following:6
Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO)
Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (WRCO)
Health and Society (GACO,WECO)
Total Credits16

Note: Psychology majors and Social Work majors can take no more than three credits in their discipline for this minor. Introduction to Social Work (SW 2200) meets this requirement for Social Work majors.