Gerontology

The Gerontology Minor at CCSU

What is the gerontology minor at CCSU?

The gerontology minor is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of Psychological Science. The goal of the minor is to provide students with a solid background in different issues related to adult development and aging. The minor is designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in serving the aging population in various capacities.

 

Message from the Coordinator

andreollettiI am happy to report that our gerontology program at CCSU is strong and growing. We currently have about 30 undergraduate gerontology minors and are looking forward to an exciting semester ahead. We just started a CCSU Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society. We are looking forward to initiating new members during Careers in Aging Week (April 3-9, 2016). In addition, we are currently developing an Official Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology, which we hope to launch in 2017. Please explore our site and check back for more details on joining SPO and other Careers in Aging Week events. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our gerontology faculty to learn more about gerontology at CCSU!

Carrie Andreoletti, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Gerontology

 

Why minor in gerontology?

By the year 2030, as the Baby Boomers age, the 65 and over age group is expected to double. Currently, the 85 and over age group is one of the fastest growing segments of our population. This translates into a growing need for a variety of programs, products, and services that are responsive to the interests of our aging population as well as a growing need for an educated work force ready to meet these demands. 

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