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Gerontology Department

Behavioral Sciences Division

Geropsychology Minor (27 credits)

The Geropsychology Minor should be planned with a Psychology Advisor. The minor consists of 27 hours of focused coursework beyond introductory prerequisite coursework.

 

For a full description of each of the courses listed here, visit the course descriptions page or browse the WOU Academic Course Catalog.

 

 

PSY 320 Introduction to Geropsychology is required plus 12 additional hours taken from the following options:

  • GERO 360 Cognitive & Physical Changes in Aging
  • GERO 370 Aging & Mental Health
  • GERO 409 Practicum (up to 4 hours can count toward the minor)
  • GERO 430 Palliatiave Care & Chronic Illness
  • GERO 480 Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias Management
  • PSY 311 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 409 Practicum (up to 4 hours can count toward minor)
  • PSY 420 Advanced Topics in Geropsychology
  • PSY 446 The Psychology of Leadership (4)
  • PSY 451 Behavioral Neuroscience (4)
  • PSY 460 Cognitive Neuroscience (4)
  • PSY 483 Adulthood and Aging (4)
  • PSY 484 Death, Dying, and Grief (4)

 

In addition, students select at least 11 hours from the following options:

  • BA 211 Financial Accounting (4)
  • BA 310 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BA 391 Human Resource Management (3)
  • COM 112 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • GERO 440 Health Care Operations (4)
  • GERO 460 Retirement/Long Term Care Housing for the Elderly
  • GERO 470 Regulatory & Clinical Operations of Long Term Care
  • HE 325 Nutrition (4)
  • HE 375 Epidemiology (4)
  • HE 411 Health Communication (4)
  • HE 434W Diseases (4)
  • HE 485W Bioethics and Public Health (4)
  • PS 350 Intro to Public Policy (3)
  • PS 430 The Aging Society (3)
  • PS 433 Healthcare Politics and Policy (3)

Contact

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

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