Students who minor in gerontology learn the skills essential for participation in the growing field of aging. Career paths include, but are not limited to, public policy, social services, health care, housing, recreation, transportation, business and education. A minor in gerontology complements majors such as nursing, social work, community health, counseling, psychology, sociology, communication sciences & disorders, community development, communication studies and business. As a gerontology minor, you will receive personalized attention from nationally recognized faculty and experience unique learning opportunities in both the classroom and the community.

Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on service-learning, internships, site visits and other hands-on learning
  • Attention to students’ personal and professional development
  • Active student groups, opportunities for leadership, and strong community participation
  • Collaborative community-based research

Program Distinctions

  • High demand for our graduates by employers
  • Strong commitment to partnerships throughout the community
  • Award-winning students and faculty
  • State-of-the-art experiential learning equipment including age-simulation suits, vision impairment goggles, and empathy lungs designed to enhance understanding of the physical, social, and cognitive changes that may accompany the diverse experiences of aging.

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Health care
  • Spiritual care
  • Human service agencies/organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Retirement communities
  • Researcher

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