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.
The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework as follows:
- SWO476 Issues of Aging in America
- ONE of the following courses:
- 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)
- An elective course related to aging. As of the publication of the catalog, options include:
- HCS 439 Grief and Loss for Alcohol and Other Drugs
- PRO 402 End of Life Issues
- NUR 360 Nursing Care for Older Adults (2-credits)
- SOC 361 Sociology of Families
- SOC 395 Sociology of the Lifecourse
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, email@example.com