COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Academic departments will be minimally staffed. Classes for Fall 2020 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

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 a connection between your passion and the study of aging, give us the chance to help you find it!

Fall 2020 Course Offerings

Core Courses Supportive Courses
HED 473: Health Aspects of Aging ESS 443: Fitness Across the Lifespan
PSY 358: Adulthood and Aging HED 320: U.S. Health Care System

SOC 303: Generations and Age in the Social World

PSY/SOC 422: Death, Dying and Bereavement
PSY 434: Clinical Neuropsychology
RTH 329: Diagnostic Groups in Therapeutic Recreation
  SOC 325: Sociology of Mental Illness
  SOC 420: Healthcare and Illness
SOC 320 Health Care and Illness

Please contact us for approval for supportive course credit if you have a gerontology-related internship.

Upcoming Events

Gerontology events are postponed during the COVID-19 response, so please check back in the future.