Gerontology (GERO), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Department of Human Development and Family Science, 233 Nancy Randolph Davis, 405-744-5057

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 21

Minor Requirements
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
HDFS 3443Family Dynamics3
HDFS 4413Successful Aging (S)3
HDFS 4713Family Resource Management3
HDFS 4813Dying, Death and Bereavement3
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Intergenerational Relationships (S)
Aging Concepts and Controversies
Research Practicum in HDFS
Total Hours21

Other Requirements

  • 18 hours upper-division with a 2.50 GPA.

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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