Gerontology Degree Pathway

Gerontology Degree Pathway – B.A. in Social Sciences Program at Marylhurst

This is a pathway to a degree for the B.A. in Social Sciences with a Gerontology Concentration at Marylhurst. This is a resource to help you visualize your coursework through the degree program. This pathway is just for planning purposes and we encourage you to discuss your course plan with your academic adviser.

Summary of Degree Requirements (B.A. in Social Sciences with Gerontology Concentration)

Major 60 credits
Marylhurst Core 44 credits
General Electives 76 credits
Total for Degree 180 credits

Year One – Pathway

Term Major Requirement Credits
Fall – Year 1 ANT 201 Introduction to Anthropology 4 crs.
GER 430 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging 4 crs.
HS 302 Introduction to Human Sciences Inquiry 4 crs.
Winter – Year 1 HS 404 The History and Philosophy of the Human Sciences 4 crs.
GER 432 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging 4 crs.
GER 434 Social Systems in Later Life 4 crs.
Spring – Year 1 PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology 4 crs.
SS 304 Research Methods in the Social Sciences or HS 400 Qualitative Inquiry 4 crs.
Gerontology Elective 4 crs.
Summer – Year 1 Gerontology Elective 4 crs.
Electives in the Major 4 crs.

Year Two – Pathway

Term Major Requirement Credits
Fall – Year 2 SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 4 crs.
GER 429 Health Aspects of Aging or GER 431 Embodiment in Later Life 4 crs.
Winter – Year 2 SS 498 Project or SS 494 Internship 4 crs.
Elective in the Major 4 crs.

Schedule of Classes

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Schedule of Classes

Academic Calendar

calendar - Marylhurst UniversityMarylhurst has four academic terms a year (fall, winter, spring and summer) with course registration for each term opening about two-to-three months prior to the start of classes. Visit the Academic Calendar to view all key dates.

Academic Calendar

Academic Advising 

Need help or advice about which classes to take and when? Connect with our academic advisers – no appointment necessary. We are located on the second floor, south end, of the B.P. John Administration Building. Or call us at 503.534.4050 or email

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