Gerontology MinorStudents

The minor in gerontology offers graduate students the opportunity to expand their interest in aging across several disciplines. Alumni with this additional concentration will add to the understanding of the aging process in all careers, improving the quality of life for the aging population.

Successful completion of the gerontology minor requires 15 credit hours of aging-related coursework in at least three different departments. For a list of approved courses, click here.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Consumer Sciences and Retailing
  • Health and Kinesiology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Nutrition Science
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Sociology

Students may propose additional courses, including independent study, to be used in completing the minor. Up to seven credit hours may be transferred from another university.

Our alumni with a graduate minor in gerontology hold faculty positions at the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Cornell University, and Purdue, to name a few. Others hold positions around the globe at the Institute of Human Performance & Rehabilitation, Trikala, Greece; the Malaysian Health Ministry; and I-Shou University, Taiwan. A minor in gerontology is a valuable credential for those outside of academia as well, where our alumni hold positions such as Research Associate, Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc., Brunswick, New Jersey; owner of Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana; Psychologist, Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk; Independent Clinical Psychologist (emphasizing geropsychology); and Assistant Director, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University.