Gerontology Minor

For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall, 513-529-2628.

Rapid and significant growth of the older population is a global phenomenon; virtually every person in the world has become or is in the process of becoming part of an aging society. The aging of society has an impact on every aspect of our lives and on all of our social institutions. 

The gerontology minor offers three in-depth concentration areas or tracks: 1) applied research provides students with an opportunity to work with research data;  2) aspiring health professions focuses on aging and health; and 3) policies and programs focuses on policies and their relationship to multiple facets of later life.  Students in all tracks of the gerontology minor also complete a pre-internship course (GTY 244) and an internship (GTY 440).

Program Requirements

(21-22 semester hours)

All students take these:
GTY 154Big Ideas in Aging3
GTY 244Pre-Internship in Gerontology2
SOC 262Research Methods3
Select one of the following:3
Global Aging
Social Forces and Aging
Issues & Controversies in Aging
Social Policy and Programs in Gerontology
Select one track:10-11
Applied Research Track
Data & Decision Making in Aging
Research on Inequality in Aging & Health
Gerontology Capstone Internship
Aspiring Health Professions
Aging & Health
Research on Inequality in Aging & Health
Gerontology Capstone Internship
Policies and Programs Track
Aging & Health
Policies & Programs in an Aging Society
Gerontology Capstone Internship
Total Credit Hours21-22