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Minor in Gerontology

This program is designed to enhance the understanding of the aging process as it applies to a major field of study. Students may go on to work in community programs, health services organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. The Gerontology minor will require 15 semester units**.


  • GERN 200 The Journey of Aging (3 units)*
    Prerequisite: Any GE Foundation course.
    • C or better grade required
  • GERN 400 Perspectives on Gerontology (3 units)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
    • C or better grade required
  • GERN 492G Internship in Gerontology (3 units)
    Prerequisites: Student must be a Gerontology Minor or Gerontology Certificate candidate; approval of the Gerontology Advisor.

6 units of approved electives (lower-division or upper-division)**

Note: *or equivalent lower division course, **a maximum of 6 units can be transferred in

  • ANTH 319, ANTH 454, CAFF 420, GERN, 401, GERN 430, GERN 439, GERN 440, GERN 469, GERN 474, GERN 482, GERN 497, GERN 499, HDEV 300, HDEV 357, HIST 402, HRM 463, HRM 465, HSC 435, KIN 367, KIN 387, PHIL 403, PSY 365, REC 454, REC 473, SW 331

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