Gerontology is a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding human functioning in the later years of life.
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.
Open to undergraduate students of all majors interested in gaining experience working with, and for, older adults.
National academic honor and professional society in gerontology recognizes the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging, and of the professional aging service personnel.
Learn, provide service, and get involved in the off-campus community alongside older adults. Experience intergenerational learning, service-learning, and civic engagement through the partnerships explained below.
St. John's Spring 2016 newsletter article about its win-win partnership with Nazareth.
A one- to two-semester internship at various aging services providers, hospitals, and senior living communities is recommended to supplement and reinforce learning. Learn more.