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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Gerontology Minor

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Dr. Eleanor Covan, coordinator, Ms. Fugate-Whitlock.

The Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in gerontology which focuses on the study of older adults and the aging process. The minor draws faculty from the Departments of Sociology and Criminology, Psychology, Health and Applied Human Sciences (e.g., Community Health and Recreation Therapy), Social Work, and humanities fields, and the School of Nursing. The minor is designed for students with a general interest in aging. Students completing the minor will be prepared for careers which involve working with older adults. Coursework encourages students to obtain field experience in local agencies serving older adults. Students should contact the coordinator for additional information.

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for a minor in gerontology a student must successfully complete GRN 101  and GRN 440 .

Requirements for a Minor in Gerontology:


Six additional credits of designated gerontology courses are required to complete the minor.

Total: 21 hours

Additional Information:

A “C” (2.00) or better average is required in all courses counted toward the minor. Students should contact the director for a list of current designated courses.

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