Please work with the CAS director to select electives that meet your goals.
- Understand key theoretical orientations in population health and aging
- Apply standard and cutting-edge methodological and statistical techniques
- Develop an interdisciplinary orientation that draws on medical sociology, social gerontology and demography
- Articulate the ways that social processes, places and policies shape population health and aging
- Obtain professional socialization in preparation for academic, governmental, private-sector and nonprofit positions
Three foundation courses (9 credits) are required:
- SOC 667 - Population Processes, 3 credits
- SOC 655 - Sociology of Health and Illness, 3 credits
- SOC 664 - Aging and Society, 3 credits
or (with permission)
SWK 657 - Processes of Aging, 3 credits
Student work with their advisor to choose their remaining 6 credits (two graduate level courses) in health or aging.
At least 3 credits must be from a sociology (SOC) course. Students may petition to use 3 credits from other health or aging courses.
- SOC 600 - Selected Topics, 1-6 credit(s)
- SOC 643 - Aging in the Context of Family Life, 3 credits
- SOC 800 - Selected Topics, 1-6 credit(s)
- BIO 616 - Biology of Aging, 3 credits
- LAW 777 - Elder Law, 3 credits
- PAI 730 - Problems in Public Administration, 1-3 credit(s)
- PPE 514 - Exercise and Aging, 3 credits
For complete CAS requirements, please visit the Course Catalog.