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The GAP is part of the Sanford Center for Aging and offers both a 24-credit Academic Certificate and a 18-credit Gerontology minor. To apply for admission or to declare a Gerontology minor, please fill out the form HERE.


More information about these classes can be found in the Course Catalog Listing.


Undergraduate Gerontology Minor
The Gerontology minor may appeal to students in demanding majors. This 18-credit course of study covers the psychological, social, and health aspects of aging and incldues 100 hours of service learning experience with older adults. The undergraduate Gerontology Minor Program has earned the distinct honor of being a National Program of Merit recognized by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

 

18-Credit Gerontology Minor

Required Courses- 18 credits
Option Course Number Course Title Fall Spng Sum Credits
R GERO 201 Topics and Careers in Aging X X   3
OR CHS 337 Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach X X   3
GERO 4/631 Adult Development and Aging   X   3
OR CHS 470 Public Health & Aging   X   3
PSC 401Q Generational Politics and Public Policy   X   3
R PSY 442 Psychological Aspects in Aging   X   3
R NURS 4/630 Aging & Health   X   3
OR GERO 4/640 Perspectives on Aging X     3
SPA 421 Communication Problems of the Aged   X   3

Other courses accepted per approval of the Coordinator, Gerontology Academic Program. To make an appointment, please call 775-784-7557 or click the button below. Dr. Harris is located in room 125 of the Center for Molecular Medicine.

 

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Gerontology Certificate
This 24-credit gerontology certificate offers a specialization in the field of aging that provides a foundation for professional development in many careers.

 

24-Credit Academic Certificate Requirements

Required Courses- 18 Credits
Options Course Number Course Title Fall Spng Sum Credits
OR CHS 337 Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach X X   3
GERO 4/631 Adult Development & Aging   X   3
OR CHS 470 Public Health & Aging   X   3
PSC 401Q Generational Politics and Public Policy   X   3
R PSY 442 Psychological Apsects of Aging   X   3
R NURS 4/630 Aging & Health   X   3
R GERO 4/640 Perspectives on Aging X      
R GERO 499 Gerontology Field Experience (PSY 447 or equivalent) X X X  
Elective Courses- 6 credits (pick any 2)
E HDFS 437 Death & Dying: Family & Lifespan Perspectives (even years) X     3
E PSC 401Q Generational Politics & Public Policy   X   3
E PSY 447 Geropsychology Field Experience X X   3
E PSY 448 Geropsychology Independent Study X X   3
E SW 461 Social Services in Death/Dying (odd years)   X   3
E GERO 201 Topics and Careers in Aging X X   3
E SPA 421 Communication Problems of the Aged   X   3
E GERO/CAS 4/663 Aging & Addiction X X   3
E CHS 440 Injury and Violence Prevention X     3

Other courses accepted per approval of the Coordinator, Gerontology Academic Program. To make an appointment, please call 775-784-7557 or click the button below. Dr. Harris is located in room 125 of the Center for Molecular Medicine.

 

 

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