Gerontology prepare students for a variety of careers in long term care and community based services.

Gerontology is the study of aging in humans and includes the study of the physical, mental, and social changes that occur as people age. This field is important because the aging adult population is increasing and will continue to do so over the next 40 years.

In response to this trend, Mount St. Joseph University's minor in gerontology prepares students for career opportunities in both long-term care and community-based services for older adults. The minor nicely complements one’s major. The certificate may be taken by those who have completed their degrees in any field.

The gerontology minor and certificate provide resources for students to work with older adults in varied environments such as business, government, industry, public and private agencies, health and human services, research and education, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent gerontology program news and events; visit the department of sociology and social work page.