Gerontology is a concentration of the Psychology major

The Gerontology program is open to all students with an interest in learning about current concepts and trends, as well as research and advocacy related to gerontology. Available resources and practical considerations for careers working with older adults in a variety of settings are examined. Administered through the psychology department, the program promotes reflective examination of attitudes, perspectives and beliefs about aging. Experiential service learning opportunities prepare students to enter the workplace or graduate studies.

This program may be considered as a concentration for psychology majors; as a minor for other majors; or as a certificate program. Courses may also be taken as electives.

PSY 2400 Human Growth and Development

Core Courses:
PSY/SOC/WGS 2060 Aging and the Life Cycle
PSY 2064 Older Adult Wellness: Evidenced-based Practice and Research
PSY 3610 Cognitive Changes in Older Adults
PSY/SOC 2220 Death, Dying and Bereavement
PSY 2230 Palliative Care for Older Adults: Principles and Practice
PSY 3450 Psychology Internship in Aging

Recommended Courses (not required):
COM 2150 Health Communication
MGT 2263 Health Care Law
NSG 3470 Health Policy and Finance
PRS 2420 Ethics for Nurses/Health Care Professionals

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