College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Gerontology Minor Curriculum

Gerontology is the study of aging and related issues. Careers in gerontology will show tremendous growth in the future due to the aging of the Baby Boom generation and increased longevity in our society. Geriatrics is a similar field that is more focused on health-related needs of older adults.

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Elderly Swimming

The Gerontology minor may be useful for students in the following majors:

  • Psychology
  • Leisure Services
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Family Services
  • Heath Promotion
  • Marketing

Students may declare a minor in Gerontology at the Registrar's Office in Gilchrist Hall or by visiting the SAHS main office in 235 Latham.

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Contact Dr. Elaine M. Eshbaugh ( for more information!