Gerontology is the multidisciplinary study of biological, sociological, and psychological aging. The Gerontology minor complements and enhances career opportunities for students in nearly every major or pre-professional program offered at UCCS. Upon completion of the minor, graduating students will be awarded an Academic Certificate in Gerontology.
The Gerontology minor complements and enhances career opportunities for students in nearly every major or pre-professional program offered at UCCS. The minor is recommended to those students who are interested in a career in aging services.
Completion of 18 credits in gerontology related courses with grades of 2.0 or higher.
Required Courses (15 credits)
Elective Courses (3 credits)
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*Three credit hours are required for the minor, and one to three credit hours may be earned as an elective. The course allows students to work with older adults in the community, supervised by gerontology professionals. This field experience enhances the students employment opportunities by proving them with on-the-job experience and giving them visibility in the community.
For more information contact:
The Gerontology Center
4863 North Nevada Avenue Suite 350
Colorado Springs, CO 80918