Human Development and Family Studies Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies

Gerontology Minor

Prepare for a variety of careers in gerontology with a better understanding of the aging process, including the biological, psychological, and social aspects of adult development and aging. Our optional gerontology interdisciplinary minor prepares you to answer the need for qualified and well-trained professionals to support the successful aging of older adults and can be paired with any CSU major.

The United States Administration on Aging reports that by 2030, one in five individuals will be 65 years or older. This "graying" of America spurs demand for careers in gerontology, and our online gerontology program can help you take advantage of the opportunity.

To pursue the minor, you will need to complete the following courses during your program, including a 3 credit internship allowing you to gain hands-on experience and networking in your field:

Required courses

Elective courses

Once admitted you will be assigned an H.D.F.S. advisor who can help you add the gerontology minor to your degree, if you choose. If you have a different major, please contact the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor advisor.

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