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Aging StudiesThe Aging Studies Program is designed to prepare students for careers in the development, management and provision of services to older persons.
Senior Hall 231
Cheney, WA 99004
Minor in Aging Studies
What will I study?
Required Courses (14-16 credits)
AGST 310 Multidisciplinary Studies in Aging (5)
AGST 410 Minority Perspectives in Aging (3)
Select two of the following courses (6-9 credits)
BIOL 343 Biology of Aging (3)
ECON 498 Economics of Aging (3)
SOCI 484 Sociology of Aging (5)
SOWK 455 Social Policy and Programs in Aging (3)
Electives (6-9 credits)
Select from the following list of courses or courses from the above list not already taken:
SOWK 456 The Older Woman (3)
SOWK 457 Clinical Assessment in Aging (3)
SOWK 458 Perspectives on Death and Dying (3)
Field practicum: 5 credit minimum may apply
Note: students in the physical sciences will be required to take courses in the social sciences and students in the social sciences will be required to take courses in the physical sciences.
Note: the Council on Social Work Education does not accredit minors.
What could I do with my degree?
- Management of public and private agencies serving older persons;
- Administration of residential care facilities for the elderly;
- Management and direction of social, leisure, and health services to older persons.