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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Gerontology Minor

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Advisor for the Minor

Dorothy Bergeron (program coordinator) Professor of Medical Laboratory Science, Ext 8584

Gerontology studies aging, a process that may be examined from the perspective of many academic disciplines, including biology, psychology, sociology, political science, economics and health sciences. The gerontology minor is a multidisciplinary program supervised by faculty from many disciplines and colleges within the university.

The gerontology minor is intended to open educational and career opportunities for students who have an interest in aging. Participants will be degree candidates from any college in the university who wish to specialize in the gerontological aspects of their own and other disciplines. The minor is also appropriate for students who want to more fully understand the aging process as it relates to the individual and society. The program is structured for students without previous experience or training in gerontology.


Any undergraduate degree candidate at UMass Dartmouth who has earned at least 54 credits toward a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA in the major and a minimum 2.0 overall GPA may be admitted to the gerontology minor. Application for admission should be made to the program coordinator. Special students who are not UMass Dartmouth degree candidates may enroll in individual courses.


  • Electives (from the courses listed) - 12 credits

Total credits: 18


At least 9 of the 18 credits must be at the upper-division level.

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