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Policy Statement - 16-07 Gerontology, Minor in

Minor in Gerontology

This policy statement was recommended by the Academic Senate on April 21, 2016 and approved by the President on May 31, 2016.


Program Description

This program is designed to enhance the understanding of the aging process as it applies to a major field of study. Students may go on to work in community programs; health services organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. The Gerontology minor will require 15 semester units**.



Students must take the following:

GERN 200: The Journey of Aging (3 units)*

Prerequisite: Any GE Foundation course.

  • C or better grade required


GERN 400: Perspectives on Gerontology (3 units)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.

  • C or better grade required


GERN 492G: Internship in Gerontology (3 units)

Prerequisites: Student must be a Gerontology Minor candidate; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of the Gerontology Minor Coordinator; and GERN 400; ANTH 454; PSY 365 or HDEV 357. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grader lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.


6 units of approved electives (lower-division or upper-division)**    

Note: *or equivalent lower division course, **a maximum of 6 units can be transferred in


ANTH 319, ANTH 454, CAFF 420, GERN, 401, GERN 430, GERN 439, GERN 440, GERN 469, GERN 474, GERN 482, GERN 497, GERN 499, HDEV 300, HDEV 357, HIST 402, HRM 463, HRM 465, HSC 435, KIN 367, KIN 387, PHIL 403, PSY 365, REC 454, REC 473, SW 331


EFFECTIVE: Fall 2017


Campus Code: FCS_UM07U1

College: 15


PS 16-07