Health and human services professionals are some of the most essential members of today’s workforce—and the need for them keeps growing. Popular news headlines often point to the aging “baby boomer” generation and continue to predict ever-increasing job opportunities in the field of gerontology. The minor in aging studies is an extremely relevant and applicable concentration for today’s graduates.
As a multidisciplinary program, undergraduate students take 15 credits of classes to fulfill the minor. They combine important knowledge and skill sets in classes such as Introduction to Gerontology and Healthy Aging in order to better serve today’s adult population. Additionally, all students in the minor are required to participate in a research internship in health and human services, giving them an essential opportunity to integrate cutting-edge theoretical perspectives with practical considerations. This minor would complement any major, including business, humanities and social sciences, information technology, or fine arts. To apply for this minor, students must submit an Undergraduate Declaration of Minor form to the CHHS Office of Student Affairs.