The interdisciplinary minor in gerontology is designed for any undergraduate major desiring a concentration of study in gerontology of personal understanding or career preparation. This minor program requires 18 credit hours:
- GERN/SOCI 280 - Social Gerontology
- GERN 305 - Programs and Services for the Elderly
- GERN 400 - Skills and Techniques in Gerontological Assessment
- Major Elective (a course supporting the student's major or related field of study with 50% of the course content in gerontology)
- GERN 495 - Field Experience/ Seminar, the capstone course in the minor.
- Minor Elective (must be a course in which the content is at least 50 percent in gerontology)
A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the Social Work department section of the official JMU Undergraduate Catalog at:
Dr. BJ Bryson
Office: HHS# 2137
- May 12 – August 15
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Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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