Minoring in Gerontology involves the study of the human aging process. In an interdisciplinary approach, you’ll take courses in psychology, biology, sociology, kinesiology, and family studies to understand the physical, behavioral and social changes associated with aging. What are the symptoms of age-related diseases? What ethics surround elderly people’s decision making? How does mental health affect physical health? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for a career working with the elderly as you take 22 credit hours toward a gerontology minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.
You'll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through job shadowing, Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) Club and Tetra Delta Club activities, service-learning projects and more. Because we design our gerontology program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant minor if you’re considering a career at senior centers and other agencies that serve older people.