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Minor Program


Gerontology student in a classroom

It’s a fact: people are living longer, and our aging population is changing every aspect of our culture — including employment trends.

Every day, more jobs are being created in the gerontology and senior health care arenas to serve this growing need. And Mount Saint Mary’s University is meeting the challenge with the gerontology minor degree program designed to provide specialized academic training to serve this expanding employment sector.

Strictly speaking, gerontology as a discipline is an exploration of the biopsychosocial dimensions of life course development, with an emphasis on America's rapidly growing senior population.

Choose from career options that include case and care management; social work; non- or for-profit care management, and much more. Plus, earning a minor in Gerontology from the Mount provides solid background for graduate studies in social work, public policy, law and of course, gerontology.

No matter what major you select, gerontology is the ideal minor program for students considering health and human services careers.

Majoring in Social Work, Nursing, Biology, Psychology or Human Services? Add gerontology as a minor to expand your career horizons.

In today’s healthcare marketplace, it simply makes sense to have additional expertise in the area of gerontology and elder care.

Help others while you pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career that’s at the forefront of contemporary healthcare trends. Minor in Gerontology as part of your overall educational program at Mount Saint Mary’s University.



Pam Haldeman, PhD
Professor, Sociology and Gerontology