Minor in Gerontology
Units required for Minor: 21
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.
|Required Lower Division Courses|
|There are no specific lower division course requirements 1|
|Required Upper Division Courses (21 Units)|
|ETHN 133||Crosscultural Aging in America ||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Adulthood and Aging in Human Development|
|Strategies for Optimal Aging|
|Managing Disorders in Elders|
|GERO 100||Aging Issues in Contemporary America||3|
|GERO 101||Elder Care Continuum Services and Strategies||3|
|GERO 102/PPA 100||Social Policy for an Aging Society||3|
|GERO 103||Applied Care Management in Gerontological Practice||3|
|GERO 131||Gerontology Capstone Practicum||3|
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.