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Gerontology Option

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Gerontology Option (120 Credits)

Students can be admitted as a Human Development major after completing 24 credits and earning a GPA of at least 2.0. A cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better in all H D courses that apply to the option, including substitutions is required to (a) maintain admission in the major; and (b) complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Of the 44 credits required for the major and Gerontology option, a minimum of 21 must be taken at WSU.
First Year
First TermCredits
H D 101 [SSCI]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
UCORE Inquiry16
Written Communication [WRTG]3
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
H D 2002
UCORE Inquiry14
Second Year
First TermCredits
H D 2043
H D 2203
H D 3083
UCORE Inquiry13
Second TermCredits
H D 350 [DIVR]3
Gerontology Elective33
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
H D 310 [M]3
H D 3603
Gerontology Elective33
Second TermCredits
H D 4053
Gerontology Elective33
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
H D 410 [M]3
H D 49743
Second TermCredits
H D 49853
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3

1Must complete 4 of these 5 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
2Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.
3Gerontology Electives (9 credits): Students must complete at least three courses from the following: H D 301, 302, 320, 430, 479; HBM 270; PSYCH 320, and 444.
4H D 497 is required and must be completed prior to H D 498, but no more than two semesters before H D 498.
5The internship course (H D 498) is also available during the summer semester of the junior or senior year. Students may take H D 498 for up to 9 credits. For students completing the Gerontology option, the H D 498 internship experience must focus on a field relevant to adult development and/or aging.

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