Course Details

Gerontology Minor

16 credits

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.



SW 2200 Introduction to Social Work 4
Complete one of the following: 3
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology
PS 2050 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
SW 2500 Human Biology for Social Workers and the Social Sciences
Complete one of the following: 3
PS 3560 Adulthood and Aging
SW 3050 Perspectives on Aging (WECO)
Complete two of the following: 6
HE 3220 Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO)
HE 3230 Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
HE 3240 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (WRCO)
SW 3500 Health and Society (GACO) (WECO)

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

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.