Minor in Gerontology
Gerontology, the study of aging and the elderly, is not a separate department but is an interdisciplinary program in which students may complete a minor. The minor is administered by an interdisciplinary Gerontology Committee comprised of faculty members with teaching, research, service, and other interests in the field of aging.
The objectives of the gerontology minor are to promote a better understanding of the aging process, a greater awareness of major issues regarding aging, and an increased insight into the problems of older adults. This minor is especially appropriate for students interested in working with older persons or pursuing graduate degrees in gerontology and related fields. For information about the gerontology program, contact the program coordinator.