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Gerontology Studies Major Requirements

Core Requirements*:

PSYC 245 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

3 s.h.

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3 s.h.

SOC 209 Social Research Methods

3 s.h.

SOC 232 Aging and the Life Course

3 s.h.

SOC 338 Social Policy

3 s.h.

Select one:

3 s.h.

SOC 390 Senior Seminar in Sociology


SOC 392 Seminar in Gerontology Studies


SOC 397 Field Experience in Sociology


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.

SOC 224 The Family


SOC 236 Comparative Aging: A Global Perspective


SOC 238 Sociology of Health and Illness


SOC 322 Families and Aging


SOC 330 Health and Aging


SOC 336 Sociology of Death and Dying


SOC 357 Demography


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


SOC 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/FASH 281 Housing


FAMS 264 Adulthood and Aging


FAMS 266 Adulthood in Families


LAW 220 Personal Law


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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