Gerontology

Scope and Objectives

The worldwide expansion of the older adult population ensures that issues regarding aging will dominate our environmental, economic, social, political, psychological, and medical concerns and endeavors well into the twenty-first century. The undergraduate minor in Gerontology (1) provides students with a foundation understanding of the current state of science related to human aging, (2) enables students to assess longevity’s potential contribution and challenge to contemporary society, and (3) provides students with an appreciation of opportunities to contribute, personally and professionally, to a diverse aging society.