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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Sample Program Plan: MS Gerontology (37 units) Full Time Student

First Year

Fall Spring Summer

GERN 400I (3) Prerequisite or GERN elective

GERN 600: Seminar in Administration of Family & Consumer Sciences/Gerontology Programs

GERN 696 Research Methods

GERN 500

Introduction to the Professional Practice of Gerontology (3)

GERN 582 (3)

GERN 563

Program evaluation
Writing Proficiency Exam Elective (3) **Advancement to Candidacy

Upper Division Statistics (3)EDP 419/519 -- HSC 403/503

PSY 310

Upper Division Statistics (3): If not taken in the first semester  
Total Units: 9 (3 in program) Total Units: 9 Total Units: 9

** Advancement to Candidacy (after completion of a minimum of 6 units as a matriculated student, following successful completion of the Writing Proficiency Exam)


2nd Year

Fall Spring Summer
GERN Elective (3) GERN 692 or 698 (4) GS 700, if needed
Elective (3) GERN 592 Internship (3)  

GERN 697

Directed Research (3)

GERN elective (3)  
Total Units: 9 Total Units: 10 __________________