Gerontology is a multidisciplinary study of the human aging process. It examines the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of aging as well as how an aging population affects contemporary society. Professionals in the field work for community and human service organizations; retirement communities; federal, state, and local government agencies; educational and research institutions; and related organizations that work either directly or indirectly with aging adults.

MiraCosta Degree

Contact Information

Department Chair: Krista Byrd
Office: San Elijo Campus, Room 513
P 760.757.2121 x7790

Dean: Mike Fino
Oceanside, Room 3610
P 760-795-6809

Department: Behavioral Sciences

Secretary: Dana Ledet
Office: Building 3100

P 760.795.6871
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For information about the Gerontology courses and A.A. degree, view the Gerontology section in the Course Catalog.