Gerontology (Minor)

Gerontology (Minor)
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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.

Please see complete information on all of the requirements to earn a minor at Plymouth State University.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
SW 2200Introduction to Social Work4
PS 2015Introduction to General Psychology4
or PS 2055 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
PS 3565Adulthood and Aging4
or SW 3050 Perspectives on Aging (WECO)
Select two of the following:6-7
HE 3220
Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO)
PBH 3400
Program Planning for Public Health (WRCO)
SW 3500
Health and Society (GACO,WECO)
Total Credits18-19

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

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