Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Gerontology Minor

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The Gerontology Minor at UNLV is your doorway to career opportunities in the field of aging. Nevada and the greater Clark County area are fast becoming the home of senior adults. This expansion is leading to many new career opportunities in the field of aging, and the minor in Gerontology offers a comprehensive training program that prepares students to effectively work with older adults in a wide variety of settings

Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Gerontology | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center



Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities



Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate awareness of the aging process and the role/place of older adults in society.
  2. Examine inequality across the life course and its disparate impact in later life.
  3. Understand  the impact of population aging on society in general.
  4. Articulate and apply theories, methods and critical perspectives relevant to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology.
  5. Build an intellectual foundation as a basis for further study and taking advantage of career opportunities in aging.


Admission to the Minor

Must have C or higher in any course counted for the minor.

Total Credits: 18

Required Minor Courses:

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