The interdisciplinary minor in gerontology provides an opportunity for students to focus academic work on the older population. It requires the completion of 18 credits, 12 of them above the 300 level. To be admitted to the program, students submit a Declaration of Minor form to their faculty advisor, the Undergraduate Program Director for Social Work, and their home college dean’s office.
Students who wish to substitute other courses with comparable gerontological content as alternatives for the required courses may do so by submitting a petition to the coordinator of the gerontology minor, Bette Brown Thoreck. Also, students may petition to substitute experience credit in the student’s program of study, e.g. CFS 470. To ensure adequate gerontological content, the experience credit petition must be reviewed by the coordinator of the gerontology minor.