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Gerontology Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
SWK121  Introduction to Social Welfare
ENG124  College Composition
SOC123  Dynamics of the Family
COM121  Effective Speaking
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
GER121  Introduction to Gerontology
SWK224  Poverty in the U.S.
PSY121  General Psychology
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
SWK124  Methods in Practice I
SWK130  Methods in Practice II
SWK126  Human Behavior and the Social Environment
MTH124  Statistics
SWK125  Substance Abuse
GER122  Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
PSC121  Political Science
BUS122  Basic Economics
SWK231  HSS Social Service Practicum/Seminar
SWK230  Social Services for the Elderly
SWK127  Group Processes
BIO127  Human Biology


The gerontology major provides students with knowledge and understanding of the normal but highly variable process of aging and human development. The major prepares students to be more effective in working with older adults and in the implementation of programs and services for the elderly. The gerontology major is designed for the professional or paraprofessional individual currently working in the field of aging; students who anticipate working with older adults; and anyone who is interested in understanding the aging process for personal or professional reasons.

All students in the HSST program are required to undergo a criminal bacdground check. Criminal background checks may prevent placements, program completion and potential employment in the field.