Upon completion of the Gerontology minor, the student will be able to:
- examine sociological , psychological, and biological/physiological theories of aging.
- describe the underlying biological/physiological processes associated with aging and the challenges these present.
- describe the effects that ethics, economics, and policy decisions have on the biological/physiological, and cultural aspects of aging and the resulting challenges.
- investigate the changes occurring in society resulting from our aging population.
- apply aging theories, ethics, economics conditions, and aging related policy decisions to a practical experience involving the aged or services for the aged.