3111 W. S. White Building
Fax: (810) 762-3003
Faculty Advisor: Rie Suzuki, Ph.D.
It is estimated that two of every ten Americans will be 65 or older by the year 2030. As the population ages, the needs for people’s knowledge, social services, and policies for aging will grow. The gerontology minor can prepare individuals to work directly with older persons, provide services in the community and to work on behalf of older persons in areas such as advocacy, research and teaching about aging.
This interdisciplinary selection of courses is designed to:
(1) provide a minor in conjunction with any major within UM-Flint or
(2) provide a transcript designation (Specialist in Aging Certificate) to professionals and practitioners who have already graduated and are involved or interested in the field of aging.
Programs in Aging/Gerontology
A Minor in Aging/Gerontology and a Specialist in Aging Certificate are available.