UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program: Minor in Gerontology

Program Description

The interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology is offered by the College of Health and Human Development. The minor complements many other academic majors, and many of the courses satisfy the requirements or electives for other programs. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the field of aging. Graduates with a minor in Gerontology are in demand for entry-level jobs in human services, allied healthcare, corporations, administration and direct services in a wide variety of settings.

Program Requirements

1. Core Requirements (15 units)

HSCI 418 Health and Aging (3)
PSY 365 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
PSY 465 Psychology of Aging (3)
SOC 440 Sociology of Aging (3)

Integrating Courses

Select one of the following:

FCS 424 Resource Management for the Elderly (3)
HSCI 422 Health Services for the Elderly and Mentally Ill (3)
RTM 415 Leisure and Aging (3)

2. Elective (3 units)

Select one of the following:

FCS 409 Geriatric Nutrition (3)
FCS 424 Resource Management for the Elderly (3)
FCS 543 Intergenerational Caregiving (3)
HSCI 422 Health Services for the Elderly and Mentally Ill (3)
HSCI 521 Healthcare Ethics (3)
KIN 325 Motor Development (3)
KIN 566 Seminar in Aging and Environmental Aspects of Exercise (3)
RTM 415 Leisure and Aging (3)

3. Internship (3 units)

Internship in major with aging focus.

Total Units in the Minor: 21

Contact

Chair: Louis Rubino
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2500
(818) 677-4081
www.csun.edu/health-human-development/health-sciences
hsci@csun.edu