Aging and Longevity Studies, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

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 do not have aging and longevity studies courses cross-referenced. 

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.

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 with aging and longevity cross-referenced; at least 6 s.h. of these must be numbered 3000 or above and must be taken at the University of Iowa12