2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology: Concentration in Social Gerontology [SOC_SGRT]

This concentration in the Sociology/Anthropology Department  introduces majors to the theoretical, research, policy and practical issues relevant to careers that involve working with the aged, developing or administering government programs aimed at older people, creating social policy on aging, and acting as a gerontological consultant in the business and public sectors.

Career Potential

  • Gerontological research
  • Gerontological specialist and consultant
  • Geriatric social work
  • Public administration
  • Geriatric nutrition and recreation 

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 36

B. Gerontology Concentration Courses, required: 15 credit hours

C. Category Courses, required: 6 credit hours

See list under Major in Sociology.

  • Three credit hours from Category B
  • Three credit hours from Category D

D. Sociology Electives: 3 credit hours

Options for fulfilling these credit hours include courses from any of the four categories (A, B, C, D), three credit hours of internship (CPV 400), and/or one anthropology course at the 300- or 400-level (excluding ANT 300).

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124