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Minor in Aging Studies

Minor in Aging Studies 

AgingAging Baby Boomers are Redefining "Geriatric Care"!

The field of geriatric health offers opportunities in traditional health care settings and in new settings as the aging baby boomers redefine “geriatric care.”  Consider the variety of professionals needed to design and create alternative community living environments.  Imagine the excitement of being involved in wellness and preventative geriatric programs such as healthy nutrition for older adults or exercise for improved quality of life.  Whether your interest is in hospital care, residential care, or as-yet undefined allied health care, a minor in aging studies will compliment your major.

 Minor Requirements (18 credit hours total)

 Core Courses

Medical Terminology – NURS 2240

Fundamentals of Aging – FCSC 2110

Internship – HLSC 4985

Elective Courses (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. For a complete list of approved courses click here.


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 as specified by College of Health Sciences policy.  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 Phillips Carrico, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor & Associate Director

Wyoming Center on Aging

College of Health Sciences Room 110

Dept. 3432, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Work: (307) 766-6687

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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