AA&S Degree – Concentration in Gerontology

This program is designed to help prepare students to transfer into degree programs related to gerontology and aging. The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

**HUM 110, Graduation Portfolio Development, is a required course for all students in this program. This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.

Gerontology: 64 Credit Hours
First Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG101 Composition I 3
COM103 Speech Communications 3
  Suggested Courses 3
  Mathematics 3
  Social & Behavioral Science* 3
Second Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG102 Composition II 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Lab Science 4
  Suggested Courses 6
Third Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Non-Lab Science 3
  Social & Behavioral Science* 3
  Suggested Courses 6
Fourth Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
HUM110 Degree Portfolio Development 1
  Health Science 3
  Social & Behavioral Science* 3
  Science (Lab or Non-Lab) 3-4
  Suggested Courses 7-8
Suggested Courses Credit Hrs.
AH 126 Human Diseases & Conditions 3
AH 145 Ethics/legalities in Healthcare 3
AH 105 Medical Terminology 3
GRN100 Preparing for Careers in Aging 3
GRN101 Introduction to Gerontology 3
HS 101 First Aid 2
HS 106 Nutrition I 3
HS 108 Lifelong Nutrition 1
HS 109 Drugs & Addictions 3
HS 111 Understanding Death & Dying 3
MUS111 Music Appreciation 3
PSY236 Human Growth & Development 3
SOC200 The Aging Process 3
SOC225 The Sociology of Sex & Gender 3
SOC230 Death & Dying 3
*SOC100 or PSY130 recommended
Electives should be based on major and the requirement of the transfer institution.
Option one shown for Math and Science -- Complete one IAI approved math course, and three science courses with at least one being a lab course. One of the three science courses must be a physical science and one a life science course.

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​For information about the Concentration in Gerontology, contact the Department of Nursing and Allied Health at (309) 649-6227.