Secondary Major in Gerontology
Is the field of gerontology a possible career for you? Will having a gerontology background help you in your planned career in (insert your major here)? The answer is YES!
Aging is a multidisciplinary field, combining information from a number of areas such as biology, sociology, communication, family studies, business or financial planning, crisis management, and more. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the field of gerontology, students in a wide variety of majors find that gerontology can be a valuable asset in supporting career goals.
What Types of Careers have KSU gerontology students followed?
|Elder law||Art & Music Therapy|
|Health Care (all areas)||Speech Therapy|
Counseling (grief, elder aduse,
|Long Term Care Administration|
|Social Work||Architecture/Interior Design|
|Extension Specialists||Animal Assisted Therapy|
Required Courses (9 hours)
GERON 315 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
GERON 575 Introduction to Diversity in the Aging Experience (3)
GERON 577 Introduction to Policy & Advocacy in Gerontology (3)
Elective Courses (15 hours)
Students may take any course from the list of approved electives. Gerontology courses must be used for at least 9 of the elective credit hours.
For more information or to add the secondary major stop by Justin Hall 253, call 785-532-5945 or email the gerontology advisor.
What do our graduates say?
I absolutely loved my experience in gerontology. Coming into K-State, I already had a love for older adults that was continually fostered through various courses and experiences in the program. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone interested in working with older adults in some capacity.
~ May 2021 graduate
I didn't realize the value that doing this would have on me personally and professionally. I learned a lot of things that are going to be beneficial for me and my family as well as the value of having it on a resume to send to graduate schools. It looks good to people because they know that you have an understanding of taking care of an older adult and a good understanding of how social policies are implemented in our society.
~ May 2021 graduate