Gerontology is available to all undergraduate students as a secondary major. It must be taken concurrently with a primary major of the student’s choice in any college. Most programs of study will allow the student to take both a primary and secondary major within the normal four year academic program of his/her college.
The secondary major in gerontology is a 24-credit-hour program of study which includes two required courses and 18 credit hours of electives taken from a list of approved gerontology courses offered in departments across the university. Students must meet with the Center on Aging advisor to declare the secondary major in order for this emphasis to appear on their university transcripts. To ask about careers in the field of gerontology, schedule a student advising appointment and/or to review your progress toward completing the secondary major in gerontology, please contact Pam Evans at (785) 532-5945 or email@example.com. All graduating students must complete a graduation clearance with Pam Evans the semester prior to graduation.
Additional courses may be approved for gerontology credit on a case-by-case basis by the Center on Aging Academic Affairs Committee. Courses listed in the gerontology course schedule on the Center on Aging website are approved as electives for the secondary major in gerontology.