College of Education, Health, and Human Services
304 White Hall
A Gerontology minor prepares students for professional positions in the diverse field of aging. Current predictions indicate that a "baby boomer" will turn 60 every seven seconds for the next 18 years. As a result, pairing this minor with such majors as psychology, sociology, business, English, health, education, interior design, political science and recreation, parks and tourism management, among others, will prove to be beneficial for future employment.
|GERONTOLOGY MINOR REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)|
|GERO||14029||Introduction to Gerontology||3|
|44030||Adult Development and Aging||3|
|44031||Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults||3|
|Choose from the following:||8-9|
|BSCI||40020||Biology of Aging (3) *|
|NURS||31095||Special Topics: Health Care Policy and Delivery System (3)|
|Science of Human Nutrition (3)
|PHIL||40005||Health Care Ethics (3)|
|RPTM||36010||Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)|
|SPA||44130||Communication Disorders of the Aging (3)|
Any course not chosen above may be a guided elective as well as the following:
|ARCH||45640||Developing Environments for Older Adults (1-3)|
|CULT||42150||Educational Dimensions of Leisure, Retirement and Aging (3)|
|HDFS||24011||Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)|
|44021||Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)|
|44023||Building Family Strengths (3)|
|HED||34060||Small Group Processes (3)|
|42041||Health Counseling (3)|
|46060||Death Education (3)|
|JMC||28001||Principles of Public Relations (3)|
|MIS||24163||Principles of Management (3)|
|NUTR||43521||Food Choices for Prescribed Dietary Modifications (2)|
|SOC||42010||Death and Dying (3)|
|42870||Interdisciplinary Seminar in Social Gerontology (3)|
*Course requires BSCI 20020 and CHEM 10052 as prerequisites.
Any student who meets the requirements for the minor in gerontology is automaticallly eligible for the certificate in Gerontology, which is issued through the Kent State University Gerontology Center with approval by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
Minimum 2.25 GPA in the minor required for graduation.