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Gerontology Minor

The Department offers a Minor in Gerontology to all majors, as well as students and para-professionals outside the Department.

To earn the Minor in Gerontology, the student must complete SOCI 101: Survey of Sociology, SOCI 203: Sociology of Aging and three of the following courses:

  • 106: Social Problems and Social Policy
  • 207: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • 214: Helping Process
  • 219 Intro to Human Services
  • 225: Family System
  • 315: Socialization and the Life Course
  • 408: Population
  • 411: Aging and Mental Health
  • 415: Health, Illness and Social Policy
  • 441/541 Health Care Ethics and Public Policy
  • 450: Fieldwork

To apply for the Minor, students need to complete the application form (also available from the Sociology Department Office, 504 College Hall) in conjunction with an interview with:

Dr. Michael Irwin
504A College Hall

Please email Dr. Irwin to arrange a meeting time.

After recieving official permission of the Sociology Department students must also officially register for the Gerontology Minor following the guidelines for their School.