Gerontology Specialization Course Requirements
Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field focused on the social aspects of health and aging across the life course and benefits a variety of graduate and career paths. Sociology majors who specialize in Gerontology benefit from hands-on, experiential learning in research, professional development, and internship, while developing a strong knowledge base of aging populations across courses in sociology, psychology, and public health. The Gerontology Certificate may be earned by current undergraduate students as a part of a bachelor’s degree in any major and is awarded following completion of 12 credit hours in gerontology.
- ANTH 207 - Cultural Anthropology
- SOC 105 - Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 201 - Professional Development in Sociology
- SOC 210 - Deviance and Crime
- SOC 230 - Social Problems in the Modern World
- SOC 327 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- SOC 343 - Social Research Methods
- SOC 344 - Introduction to Behavioral Statistics
- SOC 390 - Principles of Sociological Theory
- SOC 438 - Race and Ethnic Relations
- SOC 450 - Senior Seminar in Sociology
- Plus four additional 300- or 400-level gerontology courses
For more information about the Gerontology specialization or certificate, please contact Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Director of the Gerontology Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.