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The Minor in Gerontology (study of aging) is open to students in any major. It is designed to serve undergraduate majors in business; communicative sciences and disorders; child, family, and consumer science; health science; nursing; kinesiology; physical therapy; psychology; therapeutic recreation; social work; and sociology.
The minor consists of 15 semester units of credit. Students should register in the Gerontology Program Office and meet with the gerontology director if they plan to request a minor.
Coursework must be completed with a C or better.
Required (6 units)
GERON 10S or GERON 100; GERON 161
Electives (9 units)*
GERON 103, 111, 115, 117, 125, 132, 134, 137 (1-3 units), 139, 140, 148, 150
Total (15 units)
*Other gerontology courses may be approved as alternatives with permission of a gerontology adviser.
Note: The Gerontology Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence. If students take a cross-listed course from their major, the cross-listed course only counts toward the Gerontology Minor if the unit requirements for the major can be met without using the cross-listed course toward their major.
A Special Major for those interested in Gerontology may be designed.
The process for this is initiated through the Office of Advising Services,
559.278.1787, Joyal Administration, Room 224.
The certificate will be awarded to students who complete a program of
study consisting of 21 units of courses in gerontology.
Those who have completed the course of study may the title "Gerontological Specialist." The following list includes the recommended content areas in the field of aging to be covered: an introductory course in gerontology, social policy, multicultural aging, physiological aging, psychological aging, sociological issues, internship, and social services. Coursework must be completed with a C or better.
Required (12 units)
GERON 100, 140, 161, 185
Electives (9 units)*
Select 9 units from: GERON 103, 111, 115, 117, 125, 132, 134, 137 (1-3 units), 139, 148, 150, 180T, 190
Total (21 units)
* Other gerontology courses may be approved as alternatives with permission of a gerontology adviser.