Gerontology Minor Programs

Gerontology Minor

The Gerontology minor program is designed to provide a basic foundation for undergraduate students who are interested in studying the aging processes and working with mature adults. Housed within the Psychology Department, the Gerontology Minor Program is interdisciplinary, incorporating expertise from the fi elds of psychology, biology, sociology, theology/philosophy, social work and nursing/allied health.


Minor Program (19 semester hours)

Required Courses (16 semester hours)

Take one from the following:
PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
SOCI 111 Principles of Sociology (3)
Take one from the following:
BIOL 114 Human Biology (4)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
Take one from the following:
NURS 270 Health and Aging (3)
PSYC 343 Adult Development & Aging (3)
Take the following course:
THEO 330 Theology of Death and Dying (3)
Take one from the following
PSYC 401 Readings in Gerontology/ Geriatrics (3)
PSYC 497 Internship in Psychology *
(or Practicum in Gerontology) (3)

Elective Courses (3 semester hours)

POLI 370 Social Reform and the Welfare State (3)
POLI 375 American Public Policy (3)
PSYC 350 Personality (3)
SWRK 320 Health Care Systems (3)

*Social Work majors who complete a total of 150 clock hours in service activities associated with elderly clients while completing SWRK 492 Field Instruction & Seminar I and/or SWRK 493 Field Instruction & Seminar II satisfy the requirement of PSYC 497 Internship in Psychology or Practicum in Gerontology.


For more curriculum information

See the USF Catalog