Degrees & Programs

Human Development

Ph.D. Minor in Gerontology

The Human Development Area offers three courses focusing on adult development and aging: P513 Gerontology, P517 Adult Development, and P518 Social Aspects of Aging & Aging Families.

In addition to the 3 courses offered within the Human Development Area, the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology is an interdisciplinary minor in gerontology in cooperation with the School of Public Health (SPH). This minor consists of 4 courses in gerontology and a paper/proposal. Please direct any questions about the minor to Dr. Lesa Huber, the minor faculty advisor at

Procedures for the Minor Qualifying Exam in Gerontology

In lieu of a written qualifying exam, the student will complete an alternate assignment. The alternate assignment may be a paper or a funding proposal either real or simulated. Dr. Huber, the minor advisor, must approve the alternate assignment.

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