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Gerontology Minor

The gerontology minor provides students with an understanding of issues related to adult development and aging. The minor offers basic knowledge and skills needed to work with older adults and is especially useful for students who are interested in serving the aging population and who are contemplating careers in such disciplines as social work, physical therapy, psychology, occupational therapy, human service, health care, and mental health care. This minor also includes an experiential component (i.e., one-semester practicum) designed to provide students with firsthand experience working with older adults. This minor may be combined with any other major, minor, or certificate program. At least 9 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs.

Gerontology Minor Requirements (21 credits)

GERO 2000 Introduction to Gerontology (3 credits)
GERO 2030 Gerontology and the Law (3 credits) OR PSYC 2470 Grief, Loss, and Bereavement (3 credits)
GERO 3050 Ageism and Stereotyping (3 credits)
GERO 4800 Gerontology Practicum (3 credits)
PSYC 1020 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) OR PSYC 1020H Introduction to Psychology Honors (3 credits)
PSYC 2390 Adulthood and Aging (3 credits)
PSYC 3450 Foundations of Therapeutic Interviewing (3 credits) OR PSYC 3500 Community Psychology (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2013-2014 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.