About the Minor
The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor is a 21-23 credit program housed in Human Development and Family Studies.
The minor is available on-campus as well as online, providing students with the opportunity to earn an undergraduate Minor in Gerontology. The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Minor prepares students to work in a variety of fields where it is critical to understand the aging process, including the biological, psychological and social aspects of adult development and aging. Admission is ongoing throughout the year.
Students can select from a list of various placement sites. These include but are not limited to placements in the local Fort Collins community. For example, placement sites include Columbine Health Systems, Elderhaus Adult Day Services, Fort Collins Senior Center, Hospice of Larimer County, and Poudre Valley Hospital Aspen Club.
Every year the College of Health and Human Sciences awards scholarships to students enrolled in the gerontology minor. These scholarships are funded by the Columbine Health Systems of Fort Collins. Only students who are enrolled in the minor and who have taken or are enrolled to take HDFS 201: Perspectives in Gerontology are eligible to apply for these scholarships. In addition, there are state and national scholarships in gerontology for which students may apply with the support of CSU academic faculty. Learn more at the College Scholarships page.