ASI Education

Undergraduate Gerontology Minor

Current undergraduate students may enroll in a Minor in Gerontology. The goal of the program is to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on aging issues. Students pursuing a minor in Gerontology will complete courses focused on the intersection of aging issues, public policy, economics, and medicine.

The Minor in Gerontology requires 18 credits and is based on the following criteria.

Required core courses (6 credits total)
Students will choose one of the following courses:
CFS 363 Introduction to Gerontology OR
SWK 357 Process of Aging

Plus at least one of the following core courses:
SOC/WGS 364 Aging and Society OR
PSY 337 Psychology of Adult Life: Maturity and Old Age

Choice of two additional courses from the following electives that have substantial aging related content (at least 6 credits):
NSD 342 Nutrition in the Life Span
ECN 410 Health Economics
HTW 221 Health Promotion Across the Life Span
PPE 514 Exercise and Aging
PSY 437 Cognition and Aging
REL 551/PHI 550 Ethics and Health Professions
SOC 355/WGS 355 Sociology of Health and Illness
SOC 421 Population Issues

Choice of no more than two of the following courses that have aging related content (no more than 6 credits):
ANT/WGS 363 Anthropology of Family Life
CFS 201 Family Development
CFS 487 Critical Incidents in Family Development
HTW 307 Culturally Competent Health Care
HTW 309 Health Problems of Vulnerable Populations
HTW 311 Health Literacy
HTW 403 Community-based Health Policy and Research
NSD 225 Nutrition in Health
PSY 382 Health Psychology
SOC/WGS 281 Sociology of Families

For more information, or to obtain a form to declare the gerontology minor, contact Merril Silverstein at merrils@syr.edu, (315) 443-3969