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Gerontology Studies Major Requirements

Core Requirements*:

SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology

3 s.h.

SOCL 209 Social Research Methods

3 s.h.

SOCL 233 Aging, Generations and Society

3 s.h.

SOCL 392 Social Policy and LIfe Course Studies

3 s.h.

Select one:

3 s.h.

SOCL 390 Senior Seminar in Sociology


SOCL 393 Seminar in Gerontology Studies


SOCL 397 Field Experience in Sociology


PSYC 245 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

3 s.h.

Related Courses:

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology

3 s.h.

STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics

3 s.h.

Sociology Electives:

Select three:

9 s.h.

SOCL 231, Comparative Aging: A Global Perspective


SOCL 234 Families and Aging


SOCL 235 Theories in Family Studies


SOCL 256 Sociology of Aging and Health


SOCL 257 Sociology of Health and Illness


SOCL 336 Sociology of Death and Dying


SOCL 344 Demography


SOCL 397 Field Experiences in Sociology (if not used above)


SOCL 399 Independent Study in Sociology


Interdisciplinary Electives:

Select three (must be from at least 2 different departments):

9 s.h.

ANTH 219 Anthropology of Death


ANTH 232 Human Biology and Culture Change


ANTH 236 Medical Anthropology


ANTH 238 Anthropology of Reproduction


COMM 254 Intercultural Communication


CONS 252 Personal Law


CONS/FASH 281 Housing


FAMS 264 Adulthood and Aging


FAMS 266 Adulthood in Families


NUTR 247 Nutrition Across the Lifespan


PHIL 206 Philosophy of Life and Death


PHED 202 Current Health Problems and Issues


PHED 330 Fitness-Lifestyle Components


POLS 218 American Social Welfare Policies and Politics


PSYC 246 Lifespan Development


PSYC 252 Health Psychology


WMST 210 Women's Health



Total 42 s.h.

*NOTE: Core courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

Please be sure to check for prerequisites for the different classes in both your major and/or minor.

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