Gerontology/Aging Studies Minor
Gerontology is the comprehensive study of aging.
Students majoring in nursing, social work, psychology, speech and language, sociology, biology and other fields have found a minor in gerontology gives them an advantage in the workplace, and as growing numbers of older adults are in need of services, career opportunities are plentiful.
An 18-credit minor in gerontology offers students the opportunity to gain specialized, multidisciplinary knowledge in the process of aging as well as experience working with older adults.
The minor in Gerontology requires the Introduction to Gerontology course and 15 credits in Gerontology electives. There is also a one-semester, 3-credit field placement of 100 hours of supervised work with older adults available to students. Please see the list of courses offered for the Gerontology minor at Molloy College.