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 - Spring Semester 2017

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I 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 launching our new Graduate Certificate in Gerontology this coming fall. We are currently gearing up for Careers in Aging Week (April 2-8, 2017) when we will initiate new members into the CCSU Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society and host a #DisruptAging Event in collaboration with CCSU’s Office of Continuing Education, AARP, Borrow My Glasses, CT State Department on Aging, and NCAAA. I welcome you to explore our website for more details on our programs and upcoming 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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