Gerontology

Prepare to work with aging individuals and their families in a range of social service or educational settings

As the population grows older, the understanding of human development and aging becomes more important.

In response, USJ’s Gerontology program provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding aging as a process of life-long development. This program promotes understanding of:

  • The nature of aging
  • Socially constructed definitions of aging
  • Public policy
  • Systems and networks for promoting human development

Our 18 credit undergraduate Gerontology minor or certificate is designed to complement a variety of undergraduate degree programs, such as Family Studies, Nursing, Social Work and Counseling. Contact us to learn more.

Our program curriculum may be found in our online catalog.

"The Gerontology program at USJ provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in a career in the field of aging services - but it is so much more than that.  Because of its focus on aging as part of the normal progression of human development... it helps illuminate the path of our own life's journey."

Bonnie Gauthier M'85, President and CEO, Hebrew Health Care

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