The Gerontology major consists of 58 hours of focused coursework beyond introductory coursework (there are no hidden prerequisites in the required coursework).  The Gerontology major should be planned with a gerontology advisor.

For a full description of each of the courses listed here browse the WOU Academic Course Catalog.

 

Required Courses – 46 Credits

Electives – Choose 12 Credits

  • PSY 201 General Psychology I (4 credits)
  • GERO 200 The Aging Self: Your Pathway Through Adulthood (4 credits)
  • GERO 320 Introduction to Aging (4 credits)
  • GERO 340 Intersectionality: Inequalities & Vulnerabilities in Older Adulthood (4 credits)
  • GERO 360 Cognitive & Physical Changes in Aging (4 credits)
  • GERO 410 Practicum I (4 credits)
  • GERO 411 Practicum II (6 credits)
  • GERO 430 Palliative Care & Chronic Illness (4 credits)
  • GERO 455 Social Ties & Aging (4 credits)
  • GERO 460 Housing and Long-Term Care for Older Adults (4 credits)
  • GERO 480 Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias Management ( 4 credits)
  • GERO 120 Medical Terminology (online) (4 credits)
  • GERO 407 Seminar (4 credits)
  • GERO 415 Aging in Our Physical & Social Environments (4 credits)
  • GERO 420 Global Aging
  • GERO 425 Reminiscence, Life Review, and Aging (4 credits)
  • GERO 484 Death, Dying & Grief (4 credits)
  • PS 430 The Aging Society (4 credits)
  • PSY 311 Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSY 461 Psychopharmacology (4 credits)
  • PSY 483 Adulthood & Aging (4 credits)

 

 

Visit our academics page for a sample four-year degree plan.

 

 

Contact

Gerontology

(503) 838-8344 | or e-mail: gero@wou.edu | Location: Todd Hall 325