• Gerontology

    Degree offered: Associate of Arts - traditional program, Associate of Arts - LEAD program 

    Minor offered: Gerontology 

    Certificate offered: Gerontology 

    The Gerontology major examines the aging process by integrating content regarding the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of human functioning. Building on a liberal arts base, the course of study emphasizes assisting students to relate to the diverse needs of older persons and to respond effectively.

     

     


    Requirements for an A.A. in Gerontology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites     
    Credits
       
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3
    ENG 111 College Writing II 3
    CORE 179 CORE: What is Human Nature? 3
    CORE 279 CORE: What is the Common Good 3
    PHL 243 Bioethics 3*
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3*
    PSY 222 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging 3*
    SWK 100 Social Problems and Policies 3*
    SWK 277 Social Context of Aging 3*
    SWK 278 Aging and Socio-Cultural Change 3*
    SWK 279C CORE: Politics of Aging 3*
    SWK 282 Gerontology Seminar 2*
    SWK 297 Gerontological Field Work 3*

    Nine credits in at least two of the following areas:

    philosophy, psychology, social work or sociology 

    9

    Thirteen credits from the following divisions:

        Literature and Language

        Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences

        Theology, Arts  and Ideas

    13
       
    Total Credits Required 60
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

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    Requirements for an A.A. in Gerontology - LEAD Option

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites       
    Credits
       
    ART 279AL CORE: Global Community in Art 4
    BUS 100 Introduction to Adult Studies 2
    CORE 179HL CORE: Are you Connected? 4
    ENG 101 Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 4
    ENG 102 Scholarly Adventures: Researched Writing 4
    PHL 243L Bioethics 4
    PSY 100L Introduction to Psychology 4
    SOC 101L Introduction to Sociology 4
    SWK 100L Social Problems and Policies 4*
    SWK 120L Social Problems and Social Policies 4*
    SWK 220L Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 4*
    SWK 222L Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 4*
    SWK 277L Social Context of Aging 4*
    SWK 278L Aging and Socio-Cultural Change 4*
    SWK 279CL CORE: Politics of Aging 4*
    SWK 282L Gerontology Seminar 2*
    SWK 297L Gerontological Field Work 4*
       
    Total Credits Required 64
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

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    Requirements for a Minor or Certificate in Gerontology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites      
    Credits
       
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PSY 222 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging 3
    SWK 277 Social Context of Aging 3
    SWK 278 Aging and Socio-Cultural Change 3
    SWK 279C CORE: Politics of Aging 3
    SWK 297 Gerontological Field Work 3
    Additional credits related to a gerontological career 3
       
    Total Credits Required 21

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