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Gerontology

The gerontology concentration is designed to prepare students for admission to graduate and professional programs in a variety of fields that focus on issues of aging (e.g., sociology, social work, psychology, nursing, medicine, and public administration). The concentration also prepares students for careers and occupations that center around older persons (e.g., in senior centers, nursing homes, retirement residences, nutrition programs, and volunteer programs.) Completion of the concentration qualifies students for a certificate in gerontology. Students who wish to earn the certificate must apply to the program through the university's Gerontology Institute, 605 One Park Place, as soon as the concentration is selected. 

Requirements below based on the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Area G - Gerontology Concentration Requirements (33 Hours)

  • Fifteen (15) hours of Major Requirements:
    • Soci 3010: Social Statistics;
    • Soci 3020: Social Research Methods;
    • Soci 3030: Sociological Theory;
    • Soci 3201: Wealth, Power, and Inequality.
    • A Critical Thinking Through Writing Course, choose one:
      • SOCI 4800;
      • SOCI 4801;
      • SOCI 4802;
      • or SOCI 4803
  • Gerontology Requirements (9)
    • HHS 4200 Health and the Older Adult (3)
    • Psyc 4610 Psychology of Aging (3)
    • Soci 4116 Aging and Society (3)
  • Select one course. (3)
    • Soci 4110 Aging Policy and Services (3)
    • SW 4260 Social Work with the Aging (3)
  • Select one course. (3)
    • Anth 4500 Anthropology of Aging (3)
    • Soci 4122 Death, Dying, and Loss (3)
    • Soci 4110 Aging Policy and Services (3) (if not taken in section above)
    • SW 4260 Social Work with the Aging (3) (if not taken in section above)
    • Spch 4775 Communication and Aging (3)
  • Internship:Soci 4910 Gerontology Internship (3)