Gerontology Minor


18 credits, including:

Required courses:
SOC 020Aging: Change & Adaptation3
or HDFS 020 Aging:Change & Adaptation
SOC 120Aging in Modern Society3
HLTH 100Biology of Aging3
or HDFS 221 Psychology of Aging
SOC 220Internship in Gerontology3
Biology of Aging (if not taken as a required course)
Psychology of Aging (if not taken as a required course)
Nutrition in the Life Cycle
1 approved aging-related course in a student’s major or other relevant program.


May not be sole minor for Sociology majors.

Other Information

If majoring in Sociology, SOC courses that are used for the minor are included in the 45 credit major rule. A major in Sociology and a minor in Gerontology may be possible if additional courses in Sociology are taken in order to reduce overlap to 1 course.