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Minor in Gerontology

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)*smiling woman in water

  • GERON 103
  • GERON 111
  • GERON 115
  • GERON 117
  • GERON 125
  • GERON 132
  • GERON 134
  • GERON 137 (1-3 units)
  • GERON 139
  • GERON 140
  • GERON 148
  • GERON 150

Total 15 units

Click here to be redirected to our Gerontology Course Catalog.

*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.