BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Gerontology-Psychology Dual Major

Bachelor of Science (comprehensive)


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)

Total hours15
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PSY 150 Introduction to the Psychology Major 1
MTH 130 or higher 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15-16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Natural World: Life Sciences 3-4
Humanities 3
The Arts 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours15-16
Writing II 3
Natural World: Physical Sciences 3-4
SOC 375 Social Forces & Aging 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
Cultural Competence 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Health Sciences Course for Gerontology 3
PSY Applied Course 3
PSY 370 Mental Health and Aging 3
PSY 302 Experimental Psychology 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours13
General Elective 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
GER 366 Families in Later Life
or PSY 366 Families in Later Life
GER 480 Policies and Older Adults 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours16
Public Issues 3
PSY Practicum - PSY 499 recommended 1
PSY 309 Identity and Aging in Literature and Film 3
COM 390 Communication and Aging 3
General elective 3
GER 354 Gender and Sexuality in Later Life
or PSY 354 Gender and Sexuality in Later Life

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours16
PSY Elective (poss. PSY 490) or Gen. Elec. 1
PSY Learning and Cognition Course 3
PSY 363 Death/Human Behavior PSY Elective 3
GER 470 Community Resources for Older Adults 3
General Elective 3
PSY 411 Capstone 3

Eighth semester (spring)

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