Western Kentucky University

Gerontology Minor Courses

Courses for Gerontology Minor


*Click below for a listing of classes being offered. 

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

*Please contact Marybeth Hunt at marybeth.hunt@wku.edu  or (270) 745-3177 for other courses which may be substituted to enhance your major.


Required Core Courses

GERO 100: Introduction to the Aging Experience (3)

GERO 485: Seminar in Gerontology (3)

Choose from Primary and Secondary Electives listed below.

If 2 primary electives are completed then choose 3 from the secondary electives list; if 3 primary electives are completed then select 2 from the secondary electives list; if all 4 primary electives are completed, then only 1 additional secondary elective is needed.


Choose a minimum of 2 Primary Electives:

BIOL 344: Biology of Aging

PH 443: Health & Aging

SOCL 342: Aging in Society

PSYS 423: Psychology of Adult Life & Aging

Secondary Electives:

GERO 490: Independent Study in Gerontology

GERO 495: Topics in Gerontology

GERO 495: Dementia

GERO 495: The Aging Mind

GERO 495: International Aging

CD 489: Geriatric Communication Disorders

ECON 365: Economics of Aging

FIN 161: Personal Finance

FIN 444: Retirement and Planning

HCA 340: Health Care Org & Management

HCA 345: Long-Term Care Administration

HCA 353: Quality in Long-Term Care

HCA 355: Nursing Facility Administration

HCA 471: Managed Care

HMD 367: Nutrition in Aging

NURS 451 Gerontological Nursing

PH 444: Death, Dying & Bereavement

PH 464: Women's Health

PHIL 322: Biomedical Ethics

PHIL 426: Philosophy and Old Age

PLS 295C Estate Planning & Administration

SWRK 326: Services for Older Americans

EXS 455: Exercise and Aging


Total Gerontology Minor (21 Hours)


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