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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.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

GERONTOLOGY MINOR REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
Type
Course Title Credits
KSS
DD
GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology 3
    30656 Psychology of Aging* 3
DD SOC 42879 Aging in Society** 3
  Choose from the following: 12
  ARCH 45640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (1-3)  
  BSCI 40020 Biology of Aging (3) ***  
  GERO 44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults (3)  
    44032 Long Term Care Administration (3)  
  HDFS 44035 Assessment and Strategies in Case Management (3)  
    44036 General Case Management Methods (3)  
  HED 46070 Health Related Aspects of Aging (3)  
KBS NUTR 23511

33512
Science of Human Nutrition (3)
or
Nutrition (3)
 
  NUTR 43521 Food Choices for Prescribed Dietary Modifications (2)  
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
  RPTM 36010 Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)  
  SPA 44130 Communication Disorders of the Aging (3)  
  SOC 42010 Death and Dying (3)  
    42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
TOTAL 21

*Course requires PSYC 11762 as prerequisite.

**Course requires SOC 12050 as prerequisite.

***Course requires BSCI 20020 and CHEM 10052 as prerequisites. GERO students may receive a CHEM waiver, please see advisor.

Minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation.