What is a Minor in Gerontology?
The minor in gerontology at Western Kentucky University is for students considering careers in the field of aging, those whose future careers may include some contact with older adults, and for students who simply have an interest in learning more about the fastest growing component of our population. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and is administered by the Center for Gerontology. Students are exposed to a variety of disciplines and perspectives related to the study of aging.
The gerontology minor may be paired with any major at Western Kentucky University. Knowledge about aging, older adults and our rapidly aging society is relevant to almost every area of study from accounting to zoology!
Gerontology minors are prepared to work in a wide variety of settings including health and wellness companies, senior housing (retirement communities, long term care, assisted living, and dementia care), advocacy and policy organizations, financial services, biotechnology, social service agencies, and academic and research settings.