Course Requirements

The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2012. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.

Multidisciplinary Minor Requirements
Required Courses   12
Number Name Hours
FCST 201 Social Gerontology: The Study of Aging 3
FCST 305 Death and Bereavement in the Family 3
FCST 325 Adult Development and Aging 3
FCST 340 Aging and Social Policy 3
FCST 360 Families in Later Life 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses 3
Number Name Hours
HLTH 440 Health Aspects of Aging 3
PEMJ 340 Fitness and the Aging Process 3
SOCI 309 Sociology of Health and Illness 3
PROGRAM TOTAL: 18 credits
Advisement Notes
If you have elective credits, and want to enhance your gerontology background, the following courses are recommended (Not required)  
ANTH 350 Anthropology of Aging and the Aged 3
MUTH 100 Introduction to Music Therapy 2
PALG 322 Wills/Trust/Probate Law 3
PALG 413 Elder Law 3
PSYC 268 Psychological Aspects of Aging 3
PSYC 302 Health Psychology (Service-Learning section) 3