College of Health Professions


Undergraduate Gerontology Program

Degree Requirements

Students pursuing a degree in gerontology must complete a minimum of 45 units in the program as outlined below and maintain a 2.00 GPA or better in all required courses. Required elective courses must be approved by students’ gerontology adviser.


Required Core Courses (18-21 units)
GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

GERO 350 Physical Health and Aging (3)

GERO 397 Internship Arranged with Gerontology Adviser (3-6)

GERO 485 Gerontology Senior Seminar (3)
PSYC 405 Psychology of Aging (3)
SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3)

HLTH 411 Health and Later Maturity (3)

Required Methods Courses (6-8 units)
Research Methods (approved by Gerontology adviser) (3-4)
Social or Behavioral Statistics (approved by Gerontology adviser) (3-4)


Elective Upper-Level Courses (12 units)

GERO 367 Death, Dying and Bereavement (3)
GERO 450 Directed Readings in Gerontology (3)

HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3)
HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3)
KNES 455 Activity Programming for the Older Adult (3)

LEGL326 Elder Law (3)
SOCI 329 Demography (3)
WMST 341 Women and Aging (3)
or other upper-level courses approved by Gerontology adviser


Cognate Electives (9 units)

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3)
ANTH 211 Honors Anthropology of American Culture (3)
HLTH 101 Current Health Problems (3)
HLTH 204 Nutrition and Weight Control for the Consumer (3)
HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3)
HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress Management, and Crisis Intervention (3)
OCTH 103 Leisure and Health (3)
OCTH 216 Bio-psycho-social Development (3)
KNES 107 Cardiovascular Fitness (3)
KNES 204 Nutrition/Weight Control (3)
PSYC 203 Human Development (3)
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
(Additional courses may be counted as Gerontology cognate electives at the discretion
of the Gerontology program director


Gerontology Program - Office of Collaborative Programs
Linthicum Hall, Room 121

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Phone: 410-704-4049
Fax: 410-704-4965



 

 

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