Are you interested in the physical, mental, and social changes in older adults? Would you like to research the changes within society that results from our aging population? Consider a minor in Gerontology.
Gerontology is a minor available to all students, from all academic disciplines
This minor requires a minimum of 18 hours
At least 12 hours must be taken at Baylor
At least 9 of the 12 hours must be a "3,000" or "4,000" level course
No more than 3 hours from the student's major can be applied to the minor
Minimum grade point average of 2.0 (c) on all courses applied toward the minor
Required courses include: GRT 3305, GRT 4393, GRT 4395, and PSY 3341 or SWO 3351
GRT 3305 Introduction to Gerontology
This course is an examination of aging in relation to sociology, psychology, biology, law, political science, literature, religion, recreation, and health. Special emphasis is placed on seeking ways to improve the quality of life for persons over 35.
GRT 4393 Sociology of Aging
This course is an examination of the impact of aging upon individuals and society, as well as the reactions of individuals and society to aging. Social gerontology is the principle focus of attention for this course.
GRT 4395 Aging and Mental Health
This course reviews mental health needs and related problems of aging individuals with considerable discussion of approved mental health treatments for such persons.
PSY 3341 A survey of Human Development
SWO 3351 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
The remaining 6 hours can be chosen from the following courses: