|St. Bonaventure University has suspended admissions to its Gerontology major. The University will continue to accept new students to the minor in Gerontology. Students presently enrolled in the Gerontology major will be able to complete their academic program of study, requirements for which are included further down on this page for their benefit.
Requirements for a Minor in Gerontology
The minor in gerontology is designed to be an addition to your major in a different subject. Students in premedicine, sociology, psychology, political science, theology, philosophy, history, education, and business may be interested in broadening their knowledge and expertise. The minor requires a total of eighteen credit hours consisting of five courses and an internship, as shown below. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology
(For those presently enrolled as majors; new admissions to the major have been suspended)
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in gerontology (aging studies). For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all gerontology courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Gerontology majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.