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.
Department Chair: Steve Eso
Dean: Nikki Schaper
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Secretary: Dana Ledet
For information about the Gerontology courses and A.A. degree, view the Gerontology section in the Course Catalog.