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Minor in Aging

The Aging Minor provides students with the opportunity to study aging as it relates to health, communication, development, and activity. There are no prerequisites for the minor.

A minimum of 18 credit hours is required to earn a Minor in Aging. These include:

  • 9 hours of required coursework
  • 9 hours of elective coursework
  • All minors require six hours of advanced (300- or 400-level) courses that are not used in any other major or minor


Minor Requirements

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

HK 272            Aging and Health Policy

HK 404            Gerontology

PSYC 361        The Psychology of Aging

Elective Courses (9 credit hours):

HK 459             Physical Activity Across the Lifespan

SOCW 240       Death and Dying

SOCW 315       Social Work Services for Older Adults

HK 494            (Special Topics courses must include aging-related content
and be approved by the Aging minor advisor)

RST 316          Human Development and Recreation, Sport, and Tourism

RST 335          Leisure and Consumer Culture

SHS 271          Communication and Aging

HK 351            Exercise Instruction and Elderly

EPSY 407        Adult Learning and Development

UP 340            Planning for Healthy Cities


To officially declare this minor, complete this online form.

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