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Minor in Aging Studies

Now is the perfect time to consider a Minor in Aging Studies from UW! People are living longer than ever before and populations are aging worldwide. The gift of old age presents numerous opportunities in a wide variety of careers. The demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing rapidly. Whether your interest is in healthcare, social services, business, or a number of other fields, a Minor in Aging Studies will compliment your declared major.

Why pursue a Minor in Aging Studies at the University of Wyoming? 

  • By 2030, one-fifth of the US population will be over age 65.

  • There is great demand for professionals with expertise in aging.

  • Gain hands-on experiences through an internship in a setting that interests you.

  • The Minor in Aging Studies is complimentary to ANY major!


Core Area

Medical Terminology – NURS 2240
Fundamentals of Aging – FCSC 2110
Internship – HLSC 4985

Electives (9 credits hours – 6 credits must be outside student major)
An interdisciplinary program, current approved courses are offered through the College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Health Sciences. Here is a complete list of approved courses.


Academic Standards:

At least 12 credit hours in a minor must be from courses that are not being counted toward the student's major. No grade below a C is acceptable for courses applied to the minor. 

Background Check:

Students seeking the minor in Aging Studies will be required to obtain a background check. Please contact us for specific information.

Program Plan:

Complete the Program Plan of Study with both your major academic advisor and your minor advisor.


Catherine Carrico, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Associate Director, Wyoming Center on Aging (WYCOA)

(307) 766 – 6687 |


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6303


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