The minor in Gerontology combines the study of aging with several disciplines in social sciences, health sciences, and the arts. The program, which develops knowledge and practical skills related to aging and the elderly, is designed for students interested in health, social services, social policy and research on aging-related issues.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2016-2017 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory courses:
GRT 2100Psychosocial Aspects of Aging3 Units
GRT 3110Aging and Health3 Units
GRT 4130Issues in Gerontological Research3 Units
Optional courses:
6 course units from:6 Units
Biological and Physiological Aspects of Aging
Demographic and Economic Aspects of Aging
Multiplidisciplinary Approaches of Intervention in Gerontology
The Psychology of Ageing
Ageing Here and Elsewhere
15 optional course units from the list of optional courses15 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

APA 3122Physical Activity and Health3 Units
APA 3142Sociology of Health in Canada3 Units
FEM 2104Gender, (Dis)Ability and Health3 Units
GRT 2111Biological and Physiological Aspects of Aging3 Units
GRT 3111Demographic and Economic Aspects of Aging3 Units
GRT 4120Multiplidisciplinary Approaches of Intervention in Gerontology3 Units
HSS 2121History of Health Care3 Units
PHI 1370Philosophical Issues in Health Care3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
PSY 3101The Psychology of Death and Dying3 Units
PSY 3128The Psychology of Ageing3 Units
SOC 2101Sociological Approaches to Health, Illness and Medicine3 Units
SOC 3101Sociology of Ethics3 Units
SOC 3107Ageing Here and Elsewhere3 Units
SOC 3123Sociological Perspectives on Determinants of Health3 Units
SRS 2393Religion and Death3 Units
SVS 2125Health and Social Inequality3 Units
SVS 3504Santé mentale et service social3 Units
SVS 3535Interventions auprès des personnes en situation de handicap3 Units