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Gerontology Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses (6 Credits)
Course Credits
Select one:
  • SWK 104 **Perspectives in Aging
  • HED 165 **Personal Health Across Lifespan
3
Select one:
  • ANTH 465/665 **Human Growth and Aging
  • CED 408/608 **Counseling the Older Adult
  • KIN 462 Adult Development in Aging
  • NURS 486/686 Gerontology
  • PSY 442 **Psychology of Aging
  • SOC 410/610 Sociology of Aging
3

*Any course from the Required Core Course list that is NOT being used to fulfill a core requirement may be used as an elective. No single class may be used to fill both a Required Core Course and an elective.
** Online class

Electives (9 credits)
Course Credits
Select any three (3) of the following courses:
  • ANTH 462/662 Human Osteology
  • *ANTH 465/665 **Human Growth and Aging
  • CED 310 Lifespan Relationship
  • CED 408/608 **Counseling the Older Adult
  • HCA 480/680 Organization/Management of Long Term Care
  • *HED 165 **Personal Health Across Lifespan
  • KIN 316 Motor Development Across Lifespan
  • KIN 461 Physical Activity in Aging
  • *KIN 462 Adult Development in Aging
  • NURS 299 Nutrition/Development Across the Lifespan
  • NURS 319 Nursing Care of Older Populations
  • *NURS 486/686 Gerontology
  • PSY 496 Advanced Independent Study
  • *PSY 442 **Psychology of Aging
  • SOC 276 Aging in Modern American Society
  • *SOC 410/610 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 484/684 Sociology of Death and Dying
  • *SW 104 **Perspectives in Aging
  • SW 461/661 Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare: Death/Dying
  • SW 499 Supervised Independent Study
9

*May only be used as an elective if the class is not satisfying a Core Course Requirement.
** Online class

Culminating Experience (Practicum, Internship, Research) (3 credits)
Course Credits
Select one:
  • HCA 400 Practicum: Health Care Administration
  • IDS 495 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
  • NURS 319 Nursing Care of Older Populations
  • SOC 390 Internship in Sociology
  • SW 400 Interdisciplinary Practicum
3

*Must be taken in the student's Senior year.