2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor


Merril Silverstein, Minor Coordinator
Marjorie Cantor Professor of Aging Studies
Human Development and Family Science
176 White Hall


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 minor coordinator, 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, Professor Merril Silverstein. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of ethical and professional behavior when working with others

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in working with others

3. Demonstrate and understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice

4. Demonstrate and understanding of the important policy plays in the lives of the most vulnerable populations