Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

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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,