To minor in Gerontology, students must complete at least 18 hours of study.  This includes 9 hours of upper-level courses. Gerontology is the scientific study of old age and the aging process. This minor is offered by the School of Social Work, but is available to social work and non-social work majors.

Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study.  Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major.  They may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Family and Consumer Sciences major with an interest in working with or learning about the elderly may minor in Gerontology.

Courses a student might take include Introduction to Gerontology, Sociology of Aging or Aging and Mental Health.

For more information, contact the School of Social Work at (254) 710-6400