Gerontology, B.A.

General Education Requirement
NUB 102NU Beginnings 11
Foundation Courses27
Distribution Courses33
Major Requirement
GRN 100Intro to Gerontology3
GRN 403Supervised Research3
GRN 493Gerontology Inter/Co-Op3
Disciplinary Perspective Courses21
Advised Electives30
Total Credits121

All Niagara University students entering as freshmen are required to take the one credit Niagara University Beginning seminar course (NUB 102 NU Beginnings) in addition to the 20 general education requirements.

Disciplinary Perspective Courses

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology are required to take seven disciplinary perspective courses, including at least one course from each of three disciplinary perspectives: biological, psychological and sociocultural.

Disciplinary Perspective Course Options

Other disciplinary courses may be considered, subject to the program director’s approval.

Biological Perspective

Select one to five courses of the following:

BIO 101Human Biology3
BIO 104Human Genetics3
BIO 231Anatomy & Physiology I3
BIO 232Anatomy & Physiology II 13
BIO 337Intro to Oncology3
BIO 360Pathophysiology3
GRN 310Physical Change and Aging3

Prereq BIO 231 Anatomy & Physiology I

Psychological Perspective

Select one to five courses of the following:

GRN 315Mental Health and Aging3
PSY 101Introductory Psychology3
PSY 201Developmental Psychology3
PSY 221Statistics for Psych3
PSY 222Research Methods3
PSY 215Psychology of Aging3

Sociocultural Perspective

Select one to five courses of the following:

ASL 100Intro Asl and Deaf Culture3
BIO 106Introduction to Public Health3
GRN 425Ethics, Aging, and Society3
SOC 101Intro Sociology3
SOC 307Soc of Family3
SOC 322Sociology of Aging3
SOC 326Sociology of Health3
SWK 100Intro Social Work3
SWK 212Human Behav & Soc Env 2 13
SWK 252Death & Dying3
SWK 352Soc Work with Aging3
TRM 258Contemp Leisure & Rec3

Prereq SWK 211 Human Behav & Soc Envi 1 or PSY 201 Developmental Psychology