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Gerontology Minor

Gerontology Minor

Gerontology at Messiah College

The gerontology minor, designed for students in all majors, will equip you with knowledge, skills and abilities that are invaluable when working with older adults. You’ll take classes in psychology, sociology and anthropology, and human development and family sciences to prepare to focus your area of study toward the population of older adults. A required practicum or internship gives you a head start on hands-on experience.

Job options for graduates of the gerontology minor:

  • Researcher
  • Long-term care facility
  • Caseworker
  • Estate planning
  • Activities coordinator
  • Advocate
  • Area agency on aging employee