BS Four-Year Degree Plan

This is a model plan for a four-year degree based on the general education program in place in Fall 2014 and beyond. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

*Students are required to complete general electives to bring the total number of credit hours up to 125 hours for graduation.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 or above 3
Natural World: Life Sciences 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
HST 121 or 122 U.S. History 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Humanities 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Natural World: Physical Sciences 3-4
General Elective 3
SOC 375 Social Forces and Aging 3
The Arts 3
Cultural Competence 3
Total hours15-16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Public Issues Course 3
PSY 365 Aging and Adjustment 3
Health Sciences Course for Gerontology 3
Writing II 3
PSY 309 Identity and Aging in Literature and Film 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Statistics Course 3
PSY 451 Psychophysiology of Aging 3
General Elective 3
GER 365 or PSY 366 Families in Later Life 3
GER 380 Senior Citizens: Policies and Politics 3
General Elective 1
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Elective 1
Research Methods Course 3
GER 320 or PSY 354 Gender Issues in Later Life 3
General Elective 3
COM 390 Communication & Aging or approved COM course 3
General Elective 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
General Elective 1
GER 470 Community Resources for Older Adults 3
PSY 363 Death and Human Behavior 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Elective 1
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
GER 598 Supervised Practicum 12
GER 599 Seminar in Gerontology 3
Total hours16