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

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.

 

Prerequisite Courses

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.

 

Recommended Prerequisite Courses

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)

Undergraduate Advisor

Anne Marie Barrett

HC 2800
geradmin@sfu.ca

Please email Anne Marie to set up an advising appointment for any question related to the Minor/Diploma program