An intercollegiate/interdisciplinary minor in gerontology gives the graduate student an opportunity for combining the knowledge and experience about aging in American society with his/her own major concentration. Core courses and a practicum are offered by the College of Nursing, College of Social Work and selected departments within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
Prior to earning more than one-half the total hours required for this minor, students must complete a Declaration of a Gerontology Minor form found in the advising offices in each of the participating colleges, and in the office of the current Gerontology Coordinator identified by the interdisciplinary Gerontology Colloquy.
Students must complete a core experience of 12 semester hours. This requires one 3-hour course in each of the primary disciplines (health science, social science, behavioral science) as identified on the Declaration of a Gerontology Minor form.
Course work (9 hours). A variety of course work may be taken toward satisfaction of this requirement. Courses which are offered include HLTH 406 , HLTH 465 ; HLTH 650 /PUBH 650 ; NUTR 518 ; PUBH 523 ; SOWK 566 ; EDPY 504 , EDPY 522 , EDPY 525 , EDPY 528 ; and other courses approved by the interdisciplinary gerontology colloquy member coordinating the minor.
Applied Practicum (3 hours). Students should register under practicum experiences in the home department of the supervising faculty.
At least one faculty member from the interdisciplinary Gerontology Colloquy who is qualified to work with graduate students, must serve on the graduate committee of each student who declares a gerontology minor.
When application is made for admission to candidacy, indication of the minor must be noted on the Admission to Candidacy form.