Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

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An interdisciplinary aging studies minor is available for students interested in the study of aging/gerontology or those considering a career working with older adults and families. The 18-credit minor includes courses in biology, kinesiology, nursing, psychology, recreation and leisure, social work, and sociology. The minor consists of four required courses, an elective course, and a field experience related to aging. Several of these courses are available online.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework as follows:

  • SWO476 Issues of Aging in America
    • BIO285 Biology of Aging
    • PES 401 Physical Activity and Aging
  • PSH436 Psychology of Aging
  • REL406 Leisure and Aging
  • SWO499 Independent Study (Field Experience 2-4 credits)

Additional elective courses may be submitted for approval to the aging studies coordinator.

For more information about the interdisciplinary minor in aging studies, contact Aging Studies Coordinator, Jason A. Dauenhauer, PhD, MSW, Department of Social Work, (585) 395- 5506,