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Minor Code - U146

A 2.0 GPA is required for admission to the Minor program. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all coursework applied to the Minor.  Except for GERO 491, courses applied to the Minor cannot be taken as pass/fail.  

Core Courses6
Introduction to Gerontology *
Adulthood and Aging
Rural Gerontology
Public Policy of Aging
Aging, Women and Culture
Professional Field Experience *
Communication and Aging
Aural Rehabilitation
Health Care Ethics
Death and Dying
Total Hours15

*GERO 212 or PSYC 345 must be taken prior to enrollment in GERO 491. GERO 491 is typically taken for 1-3 credit hours.

With the approval of the Gerontology Program Coordinator, students may substitute other relevant Elective courses. For further information about the Undergraduate Minor in Gerontology, contact the Gerontology Program Coordinator, Mandy Weirich (Mandy.Weirich@mail.wvu.edu, 304.293.5132).