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This minor combines theoretical and applied coursework in aging with the student's undergraduate curriculum in any department of the university. Because aging studies is by definition multidisciplinary, students are required to take coursework outside their major field.


Students should be familiar with university-wide requirements for minors described in AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: AGES

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

SOCW 435Introduction to Gerontology3
HHS 432Healthy Aging3
PSYC 415Psychological Factors in Aging3
HHS 480Research Internship in Health and Human Services3
Total Credits12


Select one from the following:3
Health Maintenance and Health Aspects of Aging
Death, Dying, and Grieving
Other aging-related course as approved by the program coordinator
Total Credits3