Program Information

Gerontology B.A.

General Education & Foundation Requirements (20 Courses)

  • NUB 102 (Required for all first year students)
  • 9 Foundation Courses
  • 11 Distribution Courses

Major Course Requirements (20 Courses)

Gerontology 100: Introduction to Gerontology (1 course)

Disciplinary Perspectives (1 Biological, 1 Psychological, 1 Sociocultural, 4 from any of the three aspects)

   - Biological Aspects and Issues (1-5 courses)

  • Biology 101: Human Biology
  • Biology 104: Human Genetics
  • Biology 231: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 232: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (prerequisite Bio 231)
  • Biology 337: Oncology
  • Biology 360: Pathophysiology
  • Gerontology 310: Physical Change and Aging

   - Psychological Aspects and Issues (1-5 courses)

  • Psychology 101: Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology 201: Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 221: Statistics for Psychology
  • Psychology 222: Research Methods
  • Psychology 215: Psychology of Aging

   - Sociocultural Aspects and Issues (1-5 courses)

  • Gerontology 425: Ethics, Aging, and Society
  • Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology 322: Sociology of Aging
  • Sociology 326: Sociology of Health
  • Social Work 100: Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Work 212: Human Behavior and Social Environment II (prerequisite SWK 211 or PSY 201)
  • Social Work 252: Death and Dying
  • Social Work 352: Social Work with the Aging

Note: Other disciplinary courses may be considered, subject to the program coordinator’s approval.

Gerontology 403: Supervised Research or Gerontology 406: Honors Thesis (1 course)

Gerontology 493: Internship/Co-op (1 course)

Advised Electives (10 courses)

 

Gerontology Minor

Students pursuing a minor in gerontology are required to take the core introductory course and four gerontology electives,

1 - GRN 100: Introduction to Gerontology

4 - Gerontology Electives

  • GRN 310 Physical Changes and Aging
  • GRN 403 Supervised Research
  • GRN 406, 407 Honors Thesis
  • GRN 425: Ethics, Aging, and Society
  • GRN 493, 494, 495, 496 Gerontology Internship/Co-op
  • PSY 201 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 215 Psychology of Aging
  • SOC 322 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 326 Sociology of Health
  • SWK 212 Human Behavior and Social Environment II
       (Pre-requisite — SWK 211 or PSY 201)
  • SWK 252 Death and Dying
  • SWK 352 Social Work with the Aging
  • BIO 101 Human Biology
  • BIO 104 Human Genetics
  • BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 337 Oncology
  • BIO 360 Pathophysiology

Additional courses may be approved upon review by the program coordinator. At least half of the courses must be outside of the students major(s). discipline/requirements.