Undergraduate MinorThis is an on-campus degree.
Employment opportunitiesTypes of employment undergraduates could secure include providing services directly to older adults in:
- Community-based agencies such as senior centers, nutrition sites, and adult day care programs
- Residential institutions such as public housing, retirement communities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and hospitals
- Educational settings such as community colleges and the extensions service
- Business settings such as public relations, marketing departments, and consumer relations
- Government agencies at local, regional, state, and federal levels
Minor requirementsThe undergraduate gerontology minor includes at least 16 credits of which nine are selected from the core courses:
- 9 credits of core courses
- 3 credits of supportive gerontology related courses or an additional core course
- 1 credit of pre-practicum seminar
- 3 credits of practicum
- 16 credits total
Course listRegularly offered on-campus and online courses include:
GERON 373 — Death as a Part of Living
GERON 377 — Aging and the Family (Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement)
GERON 378 — Retirement Contexts and Planning
GERON 463 — Environments for the Aging (Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement)
GERON 466 — Gerontology Prepracticum Seminar
GERON 467 — Gerontology Practicum
GERON 490 — Independent Study
Graduate MinorGraduate gerontology students can work with faculty on campus who study a wide array of aging-related behaviors and issues which impact individuals, families, and communities.
Minor requirementsThe graduate minor in Gerontology consists of a minimum of 12 credits taken in at least two departments:
- Nine of the credits are selected from an approved list of core courses.
- One independent study (3 credits maximum) may be used as a core course.
- Gerontology 510 Seminar (1-3 credits) may also be used as an independent study.
- The faculty member who is designated the Gerontology Program representative solicits preliminary examination questions from instructors of gerontology core courses taken by the student.
- The designated Gerontology representative on the student’s POS committee prepares at least two questions for the student.
- The student has one-half day to write answers to the gerontology questions.
- Faculty score the written exam.
- The student participates in oral preliminary examination.