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.


Department of Health Sciences
Chair: Salvador Esparza
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2500
(818) 677-4081

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Describe how our aging population impacts our society.
  2. Understand how a multidisciplinary approach leads to a better understanding of the needs of older adults.
  3. Identify physical, physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of aging.
  4. Identify and critically analyze major issues and controversies related to aging.
  5. Identify factors in the internal and external environments that may affect the aging process.
  6. Explore resources and careers in the field of gerontology.