Minor inGerontology

Minoring in Gerontology involves the study of the human aging process. In an interdisciplinary approach, you’ll take courses in psychology, biology, sociology, kinesiology, and family studies to understand the physical, behavioral and social changes associated with aging. What are the symptoms of age-related diseases? What ethics surround elderly people’s decision making? How does mental health affect physical health? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for a career working with the elderly as you take 22 credit hours toward a gerontology minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

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Gerontology Curriculum Overview

You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for a career working with the elderly as you take 22 credit hours toward a gerontology minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

Career Potential

  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Case Management
  • Community Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing Homes
  • Religious Organizations
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

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