2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 10, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aging Studies Minor

College of Health Professions and Sciences 
School of Social Work

Health and Public Affairs I, Room: 248

Phone: 407-823-2215

Ms. Robin Kohn

Email: robin.kohn@ucf.edu 


In recognition of the special needs of older adults in Central Florida, the University offers an 18-credit hour interdisciplinary program leading to a Minor in Aging Studies. The minor is open to all students in any major. This minor prepares students for careers in applied gerontology, research, public service or for graduate training. Courses focus on the physiological, psychological, sociological, environmental, cultural, legal-ethical and public policy issues affecting older adults. Students majoring in health professions, biomedical sciences, criminal justice and legal studies, hospitality management, psychology, social work, nursing, sociology, business, exercise science, physical education, communication sciences and disorders or education find study of the aging process especially helpful.

Minor Admission Requirements

  • None

Minor Requirements

  • A required 120-hour internship, along with course options that include service-learning activities, complements the courses.
  • Students select one of the internship courses listed below depending on their major. BSW majors must take the 9 credit hour field education course.

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Required Internship Select One:

1 For full-time Social Work majors. Cannot be used with SOW 4941.

2 For part-time Social Work majors. Cannot be used with SOW 4510 .

​For Interdisciplinary Studies majors

Note: Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours if HSA 4850, IDS 4947 or PSY 3951 are selected to meet the Internship requirement. 

Restricted Electives (12 Credit Hours)

  • Students select FOUR courses from the following list of restricted electives: 

College of Health Professions and Sciences

College of Nursing

College of Sciences

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18

Other Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each course used to satisfy the minor.
  • At least 12 hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF within the program.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
  • Independent Study credit may not be used toward the minor.