A minor is required. The student selects a minor with approval of the faculty. Students who have an associate degree in a health occupation may substitute up to 24 hours of selected, approved associate degree major courses in place of a minor toward the bachelor’s degree. Students who have attended the Paramedic School at the Denver Health Medical Center, obtained a Paramedic Certificate and received state licensure as a paramedic may use this in lieu of the minor. Health care management majors who desire to work in institutions providing care to the elderly are encouraged to take the gerontology minor.