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 2015***
Health Aspects of Aging (HED 473)
Health Communication (CST 354)
Clinical Neuropsychology (PSY 434)
Populations (RTH 326)
Sociology of Mental Illness (SOC 325)
Sociological Aspects of Work (SOC 338)
Health Care and Illness (SOC 420)