Minor

The Gerontology Minor is for 3rd and 4th year SFU undergraduate students who want to add a degree in aging to their academic careers. It’s a great choice for anyone who expects to work or volunteer with seniors or who simply enjoys older adults. The interdisciplinary courses look at how individuals, families, and communities are impacted by the process of aging

Admission Requirements

Who Can Apply for a Gerontology Minor?

Admission requires a minimum of 60 units with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Students must also complete at least two of the following prerequisite courses or obtain a mininum C grade in GERO 300 or B grade in GERO 101.

  • BPK 105 Fundamentals of Human Structure and Function (3)
  • BPK 142 introduction to Kinesiology (3)
  • PSYC 100 introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • SA 150 Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)
  • STAT 203 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
  • HSCI 100 Human Biology (3)
  • HSCI 130 Foundations of Health Science (4)

Program Requirements

At least 15 credit hours (5 courses):

  • Gero 101-3 + 15 elective credits or
  • Gero 300-3 + 12 elective credits

You cannot take both Gero 101 and Gero 300 for credit because they overlap in content, so you have to take one or the other.

The following prerequisite courses are recommended for entering students.

  • KIN 105 Fundamentals of Human Structure and Function (3) 
  • KIN 142 Introduction to Kinesiology (3) 
  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3) 
  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II (3) 
  • SA 150 Introduction to Sociology (S) (4) 
  • STAT 203 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3) 
  • HSCI 100 Human Biology (3)
  • HSCI 130 Foundations of Health Science (4)

Elective courses include any Gerontology courses and a maximum of 6 credits fromaging courses offered by other departments.

Those intending to apply for admission to the post baccalaureate diploma in gerontology or to the master’s program should contact the advisor before selecting courses.

Undergraduate Advisor

Anne Marie Barrett
HC 2800
geradmin@sfu.ca

Student Advising  

Please email Anne Marie at geradmin@sfu.ca to set up and advising appointment to discuss course selection, program planning and any questions or issues you have regarding your Gerontology classes.