Gerontology, Bachelor of Science

Requirements

Gerontology Core 1
GERO 2000INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY3
GERO 3000COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS3
or GERO 4670 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY
GERO 3070DEATH AND DYING3
GERO 3500BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF AGING3
GERO 4460PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING3
GERO 4470MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING3
GERO 4550HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING3
GERO 4690WORKING WITH MINORITY ELDERLY3
Gerontology Electives 1
Select an additional 9 credit hours of gerontology coursework, based on interests and career objectives.9
Gerontology Practicum 2
GERO 4940PRACTICUM 3,43
Statistics
Each student must complete three credit hour course in basic statistics. Acceptable courses include statistics courses include:3
APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN PUBLIC SECTOR
STATISTICAL METHODS I
SOCIAL STATISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Other statistics courses may be approved by academic advisors.
Research Methods
Each student must complete three credit hour course in basic research methods. Acceptable courses include:3
RESEARCH METHODS
RESEARCH METHODS
Other research methods courses may be approved by academic advisors.
Area of Concentration or Minor
Select an "Area of Concentration or Minor"18
Total Credits60

Area of Concentration or Minor

Students choose a concentration or minor to complement their degree. Students may choose any approved UNO minor or from three Gerontology-approved concentrations: Pre-Health Concentration, Long Term Care Administration Concentration, or Health Aging Concentration. Students may also complete a double degree or double major to fulfill this requirement.

If a minor is chosen, students must abide by specific UNO minor requirements. All courses for Gerontology-approved concentrations must be completed with a “C-“ or higher and no CR/NC is accepted.

Pre-Health Concentration

Gerontology Care Requirements:
GERO 4560NUTRITION AND AGING3
GERO 4850HOSPICE & OTHER SERVICES FOR THE DYING PATIENT/FAMILY3
Select 12-14 credits from the following:12-14
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 1
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
BIOLOGY I 1
BIOLOGY II
GENETICS
THE BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL
APPLIED NUTRITION
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY 1
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Total Credits18-20

Administration Concentration

Students will be advised to take courses that will prepare them to meet the course requirements for nursing home administrators in Nebraska.

Gerontology Course Requirements:
GERO 4520SENIOR HOUSING3
GERO 4600MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF AGING PROGRAMS3
GERO 4510LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION3
Related Electives:
Select 9 credits from the following (students must meet all applicable pre-requisites):9
ACCOUNTING BASICS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS 1
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO) 1
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO) 1
ISSUES IN AGING
MANAGEMENT
ENTREPRENEURIAL FOUNDATIONS
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
SPEECH COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS
Total Credits18

Healthy Aging Concentration

Gerontology Course Requirements:
GERO 4420RECREATION FOR THE AGING3
GERO 4560NUTRITION AND AGING3
GERO 4850HOSPICE & OTHER SERVICES FOR THE DYING PATIENT/FAMILY3
Related Electives
Select 9 credits from the following:9
FOUNDATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
DRUG AWARENESS
STRESS MANAGEMENT
HEALTHFUL LIVING
HEALTH CONCEPTS OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT
INJURY PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH
COMMUNITY HEALTH
GLOBAL HEALTH
APPLIED NUTRITION
FITNESS FOR LIVING
MOTIVATION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION AND LEISURE
FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION THERAPY
RECREATION ADMINISTRATION
May also choose up 3 courses from:
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
YOGA I
YOGA II
PILATES MATWORK
BALLROOM DANCE I
T'AI CHI FOR MOVEMENT IMPROVEMENT
WALKING/JOGGING
BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
SWIM CONDITIONING
CROSS-TRAINING
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
BARRE FITNESS
POWER YOGA
WEIGHT TRAINING/BODY CONDITIONING
Total Credits18
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
GERO 2000 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY 3
GERO 3000 COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
English and Writing 3
Quantitative Literacy Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
GERO 3070 DEATH AND DYING 3
GERO 3500 BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF AGING 3
English and Writing 3
Social Sciences 3
Natural/Physical Science 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
GERO 4460 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING 3
GERO 4550 HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Social Sciences 3
Natural/Physical Sciences with Laboratory 4
 Credits16
Spring
GERO 4470 MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING 3
GERO 4690 WORKING WITH MINORITY ELDERLY 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 1 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
Gerontology Elective Course 2 3
Research Methods Course (CRCJ 2510 is recommended) 3
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 3
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gerontolgy Elective Course 2 3
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 1 3
Statistics Course (CRCJ 3000 is recommended) 3
Writing in the Discipline (ENGL 3050 is recommended) 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 1 3
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 1 3
Gerontology Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
GERO 4940 PRACTICUM 4 3
Gerontology Concentration or Minor Course 1 3
Public Speaking 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change
 

Additional Information About this Plan:

University Degree Requirements:
The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year. 
 

Placement Exams:
For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required.  More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study

GPA Requirements:

GERO courses must be a C- or higher                                       

General Education must be a C- or higher                                             

Gerontology Concentration courses must be C- or higher.                                              

Graduation Requirements:

120 Credits and a 2.0 GPA is required to graduate from UNO.