The interdisciplinary graduate minor in Gerontology is administered by a committee of faculty appointed by the Gerontology Center Advisory Board. The committee members represent diverse programs within the University. Students admitted to the minor will develop a course of study that includes both prescribed course work and additional course work suited to the student's interests. The minor course of study will be developed jointly by the student, the student's academic adviser, and one member of the graduate minor gerontology committee. Contact the Gerontology Center (S-105 Henderson) for information regarding the committee membership.
The minor requires a minimum of 10 credits of the master's level and 15 credits at the doctoral level, 10 of which are prescribed. The prescribed courses are: BIOL 409 Biology of Aging (3); HD FS/PSYCH 445 Development throughout Adulthood (3); HD FS 590 Gerontology Colloquium (1); and SOC 435/HD FS 434 or SOC 535 (3). Doctoral students must select a minimum of 5 additional credits from among the following courses: ADTED 460, 505, CN ED 415, EDPSY 527, HD FS 446, 447, 579, H P A 442, KINES 481, 482, NURS 464, 500, SOC 535, and gerontology-related special topics courses (SUBJ 497, 597) or independent studies (SUBJ 496, 596).
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007
Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-540
Review Date: 4/10/07