Aging and Longevity Studies, Minor

The undergraduate minor in aging and longevity studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in aging-related coursework. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Courses for the minor must be approved by the Aging and Longevity Studies Program if they are not aging and longevity studies courses (prefix ASP) or are not cross-listed with aging and longevity studies courses. Students earning the minor may not enroll in ASP:4190 Aging Studies Internship and Seminar.

The minor may be earned by undergraduate students in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and the Tippie College of Business.

Students may earn the minor or the undergraduate certificate in aging and longevity studies, but not both.

The minor in aging and longevity studies requires the following coursework.

Course # Title Hours
ASP:1800/CSD:1800/NURS:1800/SSW:1800/TR:1800Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology (recommended as first course for the minor)3
Aging and longevity studies courses with the prefix ASP (except ASP:4190) or courses cross-listed with aging and longevity courses; at least 6 s.h. of these must be numbered 3000 or above and must be taken at the University of Iowa12