Minor
| GERONTOLOGY MINOR |                                                                                                                           
This program draws primarily from psychology, health and biology, sociology, and human development and family studies. It is a useful complement to numerous majors including those preparing student for work in human service settings, recreation and leisure, health professions and medicine, marketing, public policy and planning, and in the design and construction of environments, products, and attire. Students seeking to work directly with older adults are encouraged to intern or volunteer in aging services to enhance their coursework.

This minor has 12 required credits (4 courses) and 12 credit hours of electives which allow students to cultivate depth in their interest areas. Many of the courses in the minor count toward other majors and minors as well. ​

REQUIRED COURSES (9 HRS)
GRN 247: Introduction to Gerontology (3-0)
HSC 390: Health and Aging (3-0)
PSY 325: Psychology of Aging (3-0)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (3 HRS)
Select one of the following:
HEV 418: Family Development in Late Life (3-0)
SOC 320: Sociology of Aging and Retirement (3-0)
ELECTIVE COURSES (12 HRS)
CDO 544: Communication Disorders in the Aged (3-0)
GRN 248: Service Learning in Gerontology (Spec)
GRN/WST 430: Women and Aging (3-0)
GRN 535: Dementia Care: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention (3-0)
GRN/HEV 575: Geriatric Nutrition (3-0)
GRN 590: Independent Study (Spec)
GRN 597: Special Topics (Spec)
HSC 517: Drugs and the Elderly (2-0)
REL 334: Death and Dying: Religious Dimensions (3-0)
RPL 345: Therapeutic Recreation: Gerontology (3-0)
RPL 346: Recreation for Senior Citizens (3-0)

Other courses as approved by program advisor.
Note: You may select either HSC 519 or REL 334, not both.

TOTAL: 24 semester hours

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