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Department of Social Work Education

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.

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Dr. Helen Miltiades   

Office: PHS 107A        


  • Fall 2020 Course Schedule TBA
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