Psychology Department


Gerontology is a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding human functioning in the later years of life.

Gerontology Minor

Courses draw upon the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, which reflect the complex environments in which we live and age. Through courses and internships, you will become aware of the issues facing our growing aging population.

Gerontology Club

Open to undergraduate students of all majors interested in gaining experience working with, and for, older adults.

Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society

National academic honor and professional society in gerontology recognizes the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging, and of the professional aging service personnel.

Community Partnerships

Take classes, provide service, and get involved in the off-campus community with older adults as classmates. Experience intergenerational learning, service-learning, and civic engagement through the partnerships explained below.

St. John’s Collaborative for Intergenerational Learning (SCIL)
St. John’s Senior Living Communities


    Nazareth students and St. John's elders learn & do community service together
    Students and elders from St. John's Meadows discuss views related to the "Issues in Aging" course.
    SCIL discussion about issues faced when choosing a senior living community and the right college.
    Over 50 students, staff, and family members participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.


    A one- to two-semester internship at various aging services providers, hospitals, and senior living communities is recommended to supplement and reinforce learning. Internships office »