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Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Minor


An interdisciplinary aging studies minor is available for students interested in the study of aging/gerontology. The 18-credit minor includes courses, as available, in biology, nursing, psychology, recreation and leisure, social work, sociology and women, and gender studies. The minor consists of four required courses, an elective course, and a field experience related to aging. In addition to a field experience in aging, an elective course that relates to aging may be chosen from a variety of disciplines with the approval of the coordinator.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework as follows:

  • SWO476 Issues of Aging in America
  • PSH436 Psychology of Aging
  • REL406 Leisure and Aging
  • SWO499 Independent Study (Field Experience)

Additional elective courses may be submitted for approval to the aging studies coordinator.

For more information about the interdisciplinary minor in aging studies, contact Aging Studies Coordinator, Jason A. Dauenhauer, PhD, MSW, Department of Social Work, (585) 395- 5506,

Department of Social Work

Department Chair: Jason Dauenhauer
Location: Brown 171
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Phone: (585) 395-2324
Fax: (585) 395-2366

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Faculty & Staff

Carmen I Aponte Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Nicole Cesnales Ph.D
(Florida State University)
Assistant Professor

Jason Dauenhauer Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)
Associate Professor + Chair

Debra F Faria MSW
(Syracuse University)
Clinical Associate Professor

Trevor G Gates Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Chicago)
Assistant Professor

Kristin Heffernan Ph.D
(Boston University)
Associate Professor

Julie D Hunt BS
(Roberts Wesleyan College)
Secretary 1

Barbara Kasper MSW
(Syracuse University)
Associate Professor

Athena R Kolbe MA
(University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Margy Meath MSW
(Syracuse University)
Clinical Assistant Professor

Margery Saunders Ph.D
(SUNY At Albany)
Assistant Professor

Brad A Snyder MPA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Coord Admissions/ Registrar Student Services

Tricia Snyder MS
(Nazareth College Of Rochester)
Clinical Assistant Professor + Field Coordinator

Pamela Viggiani Ph.D
(SUNY At Albany)
Assistant Professor