HDFS – Gerontology

I. General Education Requirements — 21(18) credits

Communication

Writing 6 or 9 credits

  • ENGL 100 and/or104 and ENGL 105 or
  • ENGL 103

Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 credits

  • COM 114

Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish) 12 credits

  • 101
  • 102
  • 201
  • 202

II. Science and Mathematics — 12 credits

Lab Science (3 credits)

Math or Statistics (3 credits)

Math, Science or CIS/CS/STAT electives (6 credits)

III. Humanities and Social Sciences — 24 credits

One course each is required in:

  • Literature
  • Philosophy (not Logic)
  • History
  • Aesthetics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology 120
  • Sociology 100
  • Economics 210

IV. Freshman Experience (effective Fall 2005) — 1-3 credits

V. Human Development and Family Studies Core — 24 credits

BHS 201 Statistical Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

SOC 383 Research Methods

BHS 205 Introduction to Family Dynamics

CDFS 210 Introduction to Human Development

SOC 350 Social Psychology of Marriage

PSY 480 Practicum

(Satisfied with SOC 307 or SOC 460 for a total of 6 credits)

PSY 433 Theories in Human Development

VI. Gerontology Specialization — 18 credits

PSY 361 Human Development I: Infancy and Early Childhood OR

PSY 362 Human Development II: Adolescence Required:

PSY 363 Human Development III: Adulthood

SOC 431 Services for the Aged

SOC 430 Sociology of Aging

F&N 360 Nutrition and Aging

PSY 535 Psychology of Death and Dying

VII. Electives — 6 credits

Restricted, choose two:

WOST 121 Introduction to Women’s Studies

SOC 261 Basic Helping Skills/Human Services

SOC 306 Methods in Human Services

SOC 411 Social Stratification

SOC 440 Sociology of Health and Illness

COM 365 Communication and Aging

VIII. Electives — 21(24) credits

Open