Our world population is aging, with the number of individuals over the age of 60 projected to double by 2050. In America, 1 out of every 5 people will be over age 65.
This makes gerontology, or the study of aging, one of the fastest growing job markets. As the “Baby Boom” generation retires, there will be an increased demand for professionals in a variety of fields who understand issues related to the aging process.
The Gerontology Program provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary curriculum in adult development and aging that prepares undergraduates for advanced studies or a career in aging.
Both the major and minor in gerontology provide for the application of classroom knowledge to real-life situations through a supervised internship. Participating faculty members are drawn from the Psychology, Biology, Sociology and Political Science divisions.