Minor in Gerontology

Units required for Minor: 21

Program Description

The Gerontology Program provides an applied interdisciplinary approach to studying the human aging process and the challenges encountered by older adults and their families as they interact in contemporary society. The curriculum is anchored in life course and humanistic theory, and concentrates on the needs of both healthy and chronically ill elders.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students must receive a “C” or better in all Gerontology Minor courses.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses
There are no specific lower division course requirements 1
Required Upper Division Courses (21 Units)
ETHN 133Crosscultural Aging in America 3
Select one of the following:3
Adulthood and Aging in Human Development
Models for Successful Aging
Managing Disorders in Elders
GERO 100Aging Issues in Contemporary America3
GERO 101Elder Care Continuum Services and Strategies3
GERO 102/PPA 100Social Policy for an Aging Society3
GERO 103Applied Care Management in Gerontology Practice3
GERO 131Gerontology Capstone Practicum3
Total Units21
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Students must complete at least 45 units of college or university work before becoming eligible to enroll in the program. Students are also encouraged to meet with the Program Director for advising prior to enrolling in any Gerontology classes.