College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Psychology : Gerontology Minor

Alfred University Gerontology Student and SeniorThe Gerontology minor requires students to take courses in the psychological and sociological aspects of aging, and allows them to explore the political and biological issues as well. The minor requires a supervised internship, thus providing real-life experience for the students.

Minor requirements

Required courses:

  • GERO 118 Introduction to Adult Development & Aging
  • GERO 429 Cognition & Aging
  • GERO 485 Gerontology Internship

Students must complete one course from each of the following groups:

  • BIOL 119 Physiology of Aging
  • PSYC 322 Health Psychology
  • GERO 300 Special Topics
  • GERO 497 Senior Seminar in Gerontology
  • PSYC 210 Communication & Counseling Skills
  • PSYC 371 The Psychology of Death & Dying
  • SOCI 253 Social Welfare Institutions
  • SOCI 348 Sociology of Families
  • POLS 355 Public Policy
  • GERO 450 Independent Study

Total credit hours for the Gerontology Minor = 20

More Information

Careers in Gerontology
Course Requirements for the Gerontology Major
Gerontology Overview
Psychology Clubs and Organizations
Psychology Division
Psychology Faculty Profiles

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