Professors: Joel Alexander, Margaret Manoogian, Tamina Toray, Robert Winningham
Assistant professor: Melissa Cannon
Provide students with a multidisciplinary foundation of core knowledge and skills drawn from the fields of gerontology, psychology, social work, health, political science, communications and business. Students will gain competence in accessing, evaluating and integrating sources of knowledge within the field. They will develop and refine essential skills through service-learning and practicum experiences. Graduates will apply such knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with an understanding of professional standards and practice.
- Identify the needs of older adults and assess different approaches to address those needs.
- Explain the cognitive, physical and social changes associated with older adulthood.
- Apply perspectives from two or more disciplines to understand the needs of older adults.
The Gerontology minor should be planned with a gerontology adviser. The minor consists of 28 hours of focused coursework beyond introductory prerequisite coursework.