Minor in Aging Studies

Program Requirements

The undergraduate minor in aging studies consists of at least 12 credit hours of aging studies courses. Students are required to complete PHS 100, as the foundational course for the minor.

Course Title Hours
PHS 100Introduction to Aging Studies 13
Elective Courses
Select at least 9 credit hours from the list of classes below9
Psychology of Aging
Sociology of Aging
Biology of Aging
Advanced Special Topics
Diversity and Aging
Women and Aging
Age, Work and Retirement
Family and Aging
Dying, Death and Bereavement
Community Resources and Aging Network
Senior Living Operations
Public Health and Aging
Senior Community Programming
Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in Aging Studies Courses
Perspectives on an Aging Society 2
Health Communications and Aging 2
Family Care Management 2
Total Credit Hours12



PHS 710, PHS 717 and PHS 718 are part of the accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in aging studies and can be used toward the aging studies minor by students enrolled in the accelerated program.

Please note: If planning to enter the aging studies master’s program, courses taken for undergraduate credit cannot be applied to or retaken for graduate credit. Please speak with an adviser and AGE faculty/staff when choosing classes.