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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aging Studies Minor

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(21 UNITS)

The Aging Studies minor is a specialty program designed to complement any major on campus. Students in the program study the process of aging, including physiological changes, social roles, normative expectations, attitudes and beliefs, stereotypes, policy, health and economic issues. Given the rapidly aging population, there is growing need for personnel trained in the diverse applications of aging. A minor in Aging Studies specifically prepares students interested in obtaining a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from CSUF, and more generally, increases job marketability in various professions, including health, education, engineering, business, human services, counseling and many more.

Upper-Division Requirements (9 units)

Students who earned a gerontology certificate from an approved community college are only required to complete three upper-division units.

Required Internship (3 units)

One three-unit internship at the 300/400 level in a related field. An internship is a supervised experience working within the community. Internships are coordinated through the student’s major department.

Upper-Division Electives (6 units, adviser approved)

Additional Information

Additional elective courses are available in selected departments across campus. Such additional electives are chosen in consultation with the major department adviser and with the approval of the Aging Studies Program adviser or coordinator. Up to nine units of coursework may be applied to Aging Studies minor.

* Meets General Education requirement.

Majors That Complement the Minor in Aging Studies

The Aging Studies minor is available and appropriate to strengthen and otherwise complement the coursework of students in many majors. Notation of the minor appears on the transcript and the diploma.

Total (21 units)

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