Offered by Department of Psychology

Gerontology Minor

The purpose of the Gerontology minor is to allow students majoring in one of the areas which impact upon aging or aging services to gain knowledge and experience in the area of gerontology. The objectives of this program are: (a) to increase the student's knowledge and understanding of the nature and extent to which various areas affect the aged individual, the type and quality of services available to the aged, the dynamics of social policy formation affecting aging, and basic research concepts and practices; (b) to provide and foster competence and skill in utilizing research data and findings in the structuring of services for the aged, and evaluating and facilitating the functioning of existing programs for the aged.

Minimum hours required for minor = 25

  1. Requirements
    • Take all of the following:
    • Take one of the following**
      • FSID 475, Internship - 3 hours
      • PSY 475G, Practicum in Gerontology - 3 hours
      • SOC 475, Internship - 3 hours
      • SOWK 480, Field Placement I - 3 hours
      • SOWK 481, Field Placement II - 3 hours
      • **Students usually enroll in practicum courses offered by their respective majors. Requires departmental permission.
    • Take ONE of the following options:
      • Take 1 course:
      • OR take 2 courses:
        • BIOL 225, Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 hours
        • BIOL 226, Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 hours
    • Take 1 course from:
    • *Number of total hours for the minor may be reduced if these courses are taken in students' General Studies Program.

21 Mar 2012