“Gerontology” is the study of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of human aging, with a focus on later life. As a subfield, “Social Gerontology” is concerned mainly with the social--as opposed to physical or biological--aspects of aging. A broader understanding of Gerontology is critical to meet the needs of a world where more people are living longer than ever before.
This minor will help prepare students to meet increasing needs of aging societies and/or to pursue graduate study in Social Gerontology or related fields. As Social Gerontology is an interdisciplinary course of study, this minor is open to all undergraduate students across the university and includes courses from a variety of disciplines.
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