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Why Obtain a Minor in Gerontology?

A minor in gerontology provides additional breadth and depth of knowledge in this academic area. Students will find that the Gerontology minor is an efficient way to meet most of their undergraduate designations. Students from a diverse array of colleges and departments at the University of Utah, such as architecture, social work, finance, and theater, benefit from a stronger understanding of the aging process – the physical, mental and social changes in people as they age.

All courses are offered online. To earn a minor, students must take nine credits of core courses and nine credits of electives. Many courses also have undergraduate designations attached, as noted.

Declare Gerontology Minor

Click the button below declare a minor in Gerontology.


Core Courses (9 credits):

  • GERON 3001: Experiences of Aging: Challenges and Promise (BF) (3)
  • GERON 3220: Caregiving and Aging Families (CEL) (3)
  • GERON 5370: Health and Optimal Aging (3)

Electives (9 credits):

At least three of the following electives (9 credits):

  • GERON 3005: Diversity in Aging (DV) (3)
  • GERON 5002: Service Agencies and Programs for Older Adults (3)
  • GERON 5100: Applications of Research in Aging (QI) (3)
  • GERON 5235: Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging (3)
  • GERON 5240: Aging and the Arts (FF) (3)
  • GERON 5280: International Dimensions of Lifelong Learning (IR) (3)
  • GERON 5320: Death, Dying, and Bereavement (3)