Undergraduate Academic Programs




Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/selectMinor.shtml to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Nicole Wiegand for academic advising.

Nicole Wiegand
Academic Advisor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH C004
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN  47405-7109
(812) 855-3627
nwiegand [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs who wish to add a gerontology specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the minor.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Gerontology Core Courses (9 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-B 315 Health in the Later Years (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 354 Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Gerontology (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 150 Introduction to Life Span Development (3 cr.)

Gerontology Elective Course I (3 cr.)
Compete one course from the following:

  • SPH-B 335 Contemporary Issues in Aging and Health (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 403 Public Health Program Planning (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 348 Human Development III: Early, Middle, and Late Adulthood (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 453 Family Life Education (3 cr.)

Gerontology Elective Course II (3 cr.)
Complete any one course from the following which was not used above:

  • SPH-B 335 Aging Health, and Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 403 Public Health Program Planning2 (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 255 Human Sexuality (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-F 348 Human Development III: Early, Middle, and Late Adulthood (3 cr.) (If not used above)
  • SPH-H 220 Death and Dying (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-N 331 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 cr.)
  • SPHS-S 307 Cognition/Communication in Aging (3 cr.)
  • A College of Arts and Sciences topics course may be taken as an elective with advisor approval.

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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