Gerontology Program at St. Cloud State University

Gerontology is the study of aging.

An interdisciplinary field, it combines disciplines such as biology, sociology, psychology, law, public policy and demography. It pairs well with almost every profession.

Students study the physical, cognitive and social changes that are the hallmarks of aging. They learn knowledge and skills through service learning, volunteering, community research and visits to senior services locations. Internships teach leadership, service-delivery and community-participation skills. 

By 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older and nearly 73 million senior women and men will require advice, training, services and support from professionals who have gerontology skills and knowledge.


We want to hear from you!
Let us know how you are doing. Send us an email and, even if you have done so before, take a minute or two to fill out our online GERO Alumni survey: 

SCSU Gerontology Program Alumni Survey

We look forward to hearing from you!

A field of opportunity

Careers in Aging

Enhance your career prospects with gerontology skills and knowledge.

Service Learning

Acquire marketable skills through community and workplace experiences.


Internships are a key reason our graduates are in demand.

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