Gerontology Minor


Minor (21 hours)
Students are required to complete three core courses, with the remaining hours selected from a list of approved courses. No internship is required for the minor.

Students should make their intention to minor in Gerontology known to the Program as soon as possible. An individual plan of study will be completed by the student and a representative of the Gerontology faculty and approved by the Program Director.

Required Core Courses:

All students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Gerontology 1010—Aging, the Individual, and Society (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 3300 – Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 4020—Health and Aging (3 hours)

Elective Courses:

Students should complete four courses from the following:

  • Gerontology 3010 - Diversity in the Experience of Aging (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 3250 – Applied Social Gerontology (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 4050 – Cross-Cultural Aspects of Aging (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 4100—Social Policy and Programs (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 4200—Program Evaluation and Grant Writing (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 4600—Mental Health and Aging (3 hours)
  • DHS 3000—Research Methods (3 hours)
  • Gerontology 4700—Special Topics in Gerontology ( 3 hours)
  • Biology 3100—Biology of Aging (3 hours)
  • Philosophy 2190—Philosophy of Death and Dying (3 hours)
  • Psychology 3090—Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3 hours)

Any questions regarding the coursework in the Gerontology Program, or potential course substitutions, should be directed to the office, located at: 

223 Health Center, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH    (419) 372-2326

Updated: 08/14/2019 12:44PM