GERONTOLOGY 

The associate of science degree program in gerontology is an interdisciplinary major offered by faculty from various University academic departments. The purpose of the program is to provide students with perspectives from the biological, psychological and social science areas as they relate to the understanding of the process of aging and to aged people themselves. Students are prepared for beginning entry or paraprofessional positions within the aging network. More information on this program can be obtained through the office of the coordinator of the gerontology program.

The interdepartmental minor in gerontology is intended to help prepare students to function at entry level in the rapidly developing field of services to the aging, and to relate and work with elderly people in general social and work environments. In combination with any of several baccalaureate degrees, it facilitates an appreciation of the special strengths and needs of the elderly and the range of services and problems that relate to them.