Stephen F. Austin State University


Gerontology Minor

Gerontology is the study of aging in society. Gerontologists study all aspect of the aging experience including retirement, social policy, long term care, self-indentity, and care giving. Georntology students find jobs as administrators, and with any agency or company that does research about or serves the needs of older people. Because the U.S. population is rapidly aging, gerontology students will be well placed for a secure and rewarding career.

Course Requiremnets:

A minor in gerontology requires 21 semester hours. Students must take SOC 137, SOC 305, SOC 370, SOC 430 and nine additional hours selected with adviser's approval.