University of Wisconsin-La Crosse |


Expand page menu
Skip to page menu


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 2016*** 

Core Courses

HED 473 Health Aspects of Aging: Jecklin 3005
PSY 358 Adulthood and Aging: Srinivasan 5133

Supporting Courses

GEO 300 Population Geography: Cravins 4397, 4398
HED 320 U.S. Health Care System: Jecklin 3018
PSY 422 Death and Dying: Srinivasan 5136
RTH 326 Populations: Holland 2865
SOC 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**