Gerontology is a concentration of the Psychology major

For psychology majors or as a minor for students in other majors. The Gerontology program is open to all students who are interested in learning about and working with the elderly. Administered through the psychology department, the program may be treated as a concentration for psychology majors, or as a minor for other majors. The requirements for this concentration are in accordance with guidelines established by the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.

This program prepares students for entry-level care-taking and administrative positions working with and for the elderly. Knowledge and skills are developed to help students advance in the workplace or through graduate studies. All students, in any major, wishing to explore this program are urged to contact a member of the psychology faculty.

Concentration Courses

* PSY/SOC/WGS 2060 Aging and the Life Cycle
* PSY/SOC 2220 Death, Dying and Bereavement
* PSY 2400 Human Development
* PSY 3350 Health Psychology
* PSY 3450 Internship in Gerontology
Note: The internship may be waived for students who have completed NSG 3984: Senior Practicum in a Geriatric setting.
* PSY 3600 Issues in Aging

Related Requirements:

* SOC/WGS 2410 Working with Individuals

Select at least one of the following:
BIOL 1075/1175 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 1085/1185 Anatomy and Physiology II
COM 2150 Health Communication
MGT 2263 Health Care Law

* core courses

Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program

The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.

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Here is a list of links to sites that are useful to psychology students. In particular, both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS) provide a great deal of useful information for undergraduates.

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