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Human Services: Gerontology (AA) Counseling Total Units: 37
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Term Effective: Fall 2003


The Gerontology major is designed as an interdiciplinary approach to understanding the aging process for students interested in providing services to the elderly, influencing public policy concerning aging, while working as program advocates, planners and/or evaluators in the field of aging.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Services: Gerontology (AA) program are:

  • Complete 37 units from
    • Human Services Core Requirements
    • Gerontology Emphasis Requirements

Human Services Core Requirements - complete 28.00 units
CHLD 10Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
COMM 5Group Discussion & Problem Solving3.00
COUN 74Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
COUN 89Ethical Issues in Human Services1.50
COUN 90Introduction to Human Services3.00
COUN 91Skills and Techniques in Human Services3.00
COUN 93Introduction to Case Management1.50
HLE 95Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies3.00
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience-Internship0.50-8.00
Gerontology Emphasis Requirements - complete 9.00 units
PSYCH 56Death & Dying3.00
SOC 61Aging & Society3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CNIS 90Money Management3.00
CNIS 190Money Management3.00
HLE 50Health Choices3.00
PHIL 7Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PSYCH 40Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.00
SOC 10Marriage & the Family3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2003

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2004

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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