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
FACS 159
Strategies for Optimal Aging
Interprofessional Approaches to Health Care in Older Adults
GERO 100Aging Issues in Contemporary America3
GERO 101Older Adult Services and Strategies3
GERO 102/PPA 100Social Policy for an Aging Society3
GERO 103Applied Care Management in Gerontological Practice3
GERO 131Gerontology Capstone Practicum3
Total Units21