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    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 experiences.

    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***

    Core Course

    Health Aspects of Aging (HED 473)

    Supporting Courses

    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)