Aging Studies (Minor)

Department of Human Services and Community Leadership

Current and projected population demographics and trends for the older adult (62 years and older) cohort necessitate responsiveness to supporting the specialized needs and interests of aging individuals and their families, caregivers, and professional service programs.

The Aging Studies minor is an 18-hour interdisciplinary program designed to offer students the opportunity to gain expertise on the holistic process of aging and developmentally appropriate and responsive professional practice related to health, family support, public policy, and socio-cultural issues. Our aim is two-fold: to simulate and promote scholarship in the area of Aging Studies and to encourage students in a variety of academic units to broaden their studies to include professional development related to aging issues.

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Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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