Minor in Gerontology

The multi-disciplinary field of gerontology deals with the sociology, psychology, and physiology of aging. You will consider specific research and theories of aging as well as participate in field trip experiences in gerontological settings. A key goal is to develop a more realistic perception of the aging process. With a Minor in Gerontology, you will further develop and refine your academic plans, career paths, and personal and professional goals related to working with older adults.


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Program Snapshot

Required Courses: 9 Credit Hours

SOCI 1101: Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 3310: Introduction to Gerontology
SOCI 3320: Exploring the Aging Network

Select two of the following: 6 Credit Hours

HS 3700: Aging and the Family
HS 3750: Death, Dying and Bereavement
PSYC 3130: Psychology of Aging
SOCI 4443: Medical Sociology

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Kennesaw State University
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4057
402 Bartow Ave MB#2204
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144
Phone: (470) 578-6739

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