The minor in aging studies 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.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. 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
PH 432Healthy Aging3
PH 493Research Internship in Public and Population Health3
PSYC 415Psychological Factors in Aging3
Total Credits12


Select one from the following:3
GCH 480
Death, Dying, and Grieving
Other aging-related course as approved by the program coordinator
Total Credits3