The undergraduate Aging Studies Concentration consists of a 22-semester-hour curriculum, including 12 semester hours of required core courses in sociology and criminology, psychology and religion, as well as a four semester hour internship. The remaining six hours may be taken as electives in approved courses. These 22 hours may be used to satisfy some core and major requirements. Usually the recommended major would be sociology and criminology, psychology, religion, or pre-health, but other majors may be considered.

Core Course Requirements:

  • SC 285 - Aging, Health, and Society (3 credits)
  • PS 265 – Adulthood and Aging (3 credits)
  • RL 260 – Moral Decision Making (3 credits)
  • SC 490 – Multicultural Counseling (3 credits)

Internship Seminar:

SC 475 – Internship and Seminar (4 cr.)

Electives:
Two electives from different departments must be chosen from the following.

  • PL 302 – Introduction To Ethics  (3 credits)
  • PL 316 – Bioethics  (3 credits)
  • PS 386 – Mind, Brain, Behavior  (3 credits)
  • PS 457 – Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • PS 462 – Counseling Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • RL 363 – Religion, Ethics, and Genetics (3 credits)
  • SC 273 – Public Health in US Society
  • SC 295 – Death & Dying (3 credits)
  • SC 493 – Independent Study (3 credits)