Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field focused on the
processes of aging in older adults.
The experience of aging is a rich process
that begins at birth. Every individual undergoes changes in their social lives,
cognitive health, emotional responses, and physical bodies as they develop.
Gerontology takes advantage of the knowledge and skills from a broad range of
disciplines to understand the aging process; provide better resources,
products, and care to older adults; and prepare people for their own aging
We believe that supplementing your education with
gerontology will be an asset to your future. Gerontology can be related to any
major or interest – that is one of the great things about this area of
study. If you don’t see the link, give
us the chance to help you find the connection between your passion and the
study of aging!
***Gerontology Emphasis courses to be offered in FALL 2016***
HED 473 Health Aspects of Aging: Jecklin 3005PSY 358 Adulthood and Aging: Srinivasan 5133
GEO 300 Population Geography: Cravins 4397, 4398HED 320 U.S. Health Care System: Jecklin 3018PSY 422 Death and Dying: Srinivasan 5136RTH 326 Populations: Holland 2865SOC 420 Health Care and Illness: McReynolds-Perez 3689
NEW OPTION: MGT 400 Health Systems Planning and Management (3) **This class can be counted by emailing program coordinators to override credits into the emphasis**