Minor in Gerontology

Program Overview

The CSUF Minor in Gerontology (Aging Studies in Spring 2020!) is a 21-unit specialty program designed to introduce undergraduates to the diverse applications of gerontology.

The program is composed of dozens of faculty representing several academic disciplines, offering students an array of course offerings.

How To Add The Gerontology Minor

To adopt an Undergraduate Minor in Gerontology (Aging Studies in Spring 2020!):

  1. Obtain a Request For Minor Objective form.  These forms are available in the Admissions & Records Office (LH-114) and in the Aging Studies Academic Program Office (H-424).
  2. Fill out the Request For Minor Objective.
  3. Submit the form to the Aging Studies Academic Program Advisor in H-424 for approval and signature.
  4. Deliver the Request For Minor Objective to the Office of Admissions & Records.
    • If this is your first Minor, it will be free!

Requirements for the Gerontology Minor

The gerontology minor consists of 21 units at the undergraduate level in the following areas:

Lower-Division Requirements (3 units)

  • Aging Studies 133 Introduction to Gerontology (3)*
    (Same course as HUSR 133, PSYC 133, and SOCI 133)

Upper-Division Requirements (9 units from the following)

  • Biology 306 Biology of Aging (3)*
  • Kinesiology 454 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3)
  • Psychology 362 Psychology of Aging (3)*
  • Sociology 443 Sociology of Aging (3)

 
Internship (3 units)

One three-unit internship at the 300/400 level in a related field. An internship is a supervised experience working within the community. Internships are coordinated through the student’s major department. You may also take AGNG 495, the Aging Studies Internship Class.

For more internship information, please click on our Aging Studies Internships tab above.

 

Electives (6 units)

Examples of Electives:

  • AGNG

    1.       AGNG 313 California Gold: Diversity & Aging (3)

    2.       AGNG 420 Aging & Dementia (3)

    3.       AGNG 425 Successful Aging & Gerotechnology (3)

    4.       AGNG 433 Aging & Social Services (3)

  • ANTH

    5.       ANTH 308  Culture and Aging: Anthropological Gerontology (3)

    6.       ANTH 435 Anthropology of Death & Mortuary Practices (3)

  • BIOL

    7.       BIOL 306  Biology of Aging (3)

    8.       BIOL 311  Nutrition and Disease (3) *   

  • CAS

    9.       CAS 312  Human Growth and Development (3) *  

  • FIN

    10.   FIN 408 Retirement Planning (3)

    11.   FIN 462  Life & Health Insurance (3)

  • HESC

    12.   HESC 342  Stress Management (3) *   

    13.   HESC 401  Epidemiology (3)

    14.   HESC 411 Promoting Health in Diverse Populations (3)

    15.   HESC 420 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3)

    16.   HESC 440  Determinants of Health Behavior (3)

    17.   HESC 450  Applied Health Promotion in Aging Populations (3)

  • HCOM

    18.   HCOM 320  Intercultural Communication (3) *   

    19.   HCOM 345  Communication and Aging (3) * 

  • HUSR

    20.   HUSR 310  Case Management (3)

    21.   HUSR 380  Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3) *   

    22.   HUSR 385  Program Design and Proposal Writing (3)   

    23.   HUSR 400  Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services (3)

    24.   HUSR 410  Crisis Intervention for Para Professionals (3)

    25.   HUSR 412 Gerontology in Human Services (3)

    26.   HUSR 415 Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3)

    27.   HUSR 420  Human Services Management (3)

    28.   HUSR 480  Case Analysis and Intervention Techniques (3)

  • KNES

    29.   KNES 353  Physical Activity and Lifelong Well Being (3) *   

    30.   KNES 364  Motor Development (3)   

    31.   KNES 371  Human Motor Control and Learning (3)

    32.   KNES 400  Program Design in Kinesiology and Health Promotion (3)

    33.   KNES 454  Physical Dimensions of Aging (3)

    34.   KNES 455  Functional Performance Assessment and Programming for Older Adults (3)

  • MGMT

    35.   MGMT 435  Management of Service Organizations (3)

  • MKTG

    36.   MKTG 351  Principles of Marketing (3)

  • NURS

    37.   NURS 420 Trans Generational Issues in Nursing (3)

  • PHIL

    38.   PHIL 314  Medical Ethics (3) *   

  • PSYC

    39.   PSYC 302  Learning and Memory (3)

    40.   PSYC 303  Sensation and Perception (3)

    41.   PSYC 361  Developmental Psychology (3)

    42.   PSYC 362  Psychology of Aging (3)

    43.   PSYC 415  Cognitive Processes (3)

    44.   PSYC 462 – Advanced Psychology of Aging (3

    45.   PSYC 474  Health Psychology (3)

    46.   PSYC 475  Psychopharmacology (3)

  • SOCI

    47.   SOCI 351  Sociology of Families (3)

    48.   SOCI 354  Gender, Sex and Society (3) *   

    49.   SOCI 360  Sociology of Death and Dying (3) *   

    50.   SOCI 361  Population and the Environment (3) * 

    51.   SOCI 371  Sociology of City Life (3) *   

    52.   SOCI 443  Sociology of Aging (3)

*Meets General Education Requirement. Other courses may be counted with prior approval fromo the Aging Studies Academic Program.

Up to nine (9) units of coursework may be applied to both the major and gerontology (soon to be aging studies) minor.