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Explore the gerontology minor at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's multidisciplinary gerontology minor will help you examine the correlations and consequences of human aging as well as better understand the multifaceted nature of the human aging process. 

Through discussion, presentations and experiential learning, you'll explore both the rewards and challenges associated with aging and what you can do to make a positive impact in your chosen career. Coursework focuses on a variety of perspectives, including those related to economics, healthcare, employment, retirement, housing, politics and family or intimate relationships. 

A minor in gerontology is beneficial to those who are preparing for graduate study and/or careers in the field of aging. Possible career paths include providing direct services to the elderly; designing, implementing and evaluating programs for the elderly; assisting with financial planning; or administering agencies and organizations that serve the needs of older individuals.

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Gerontology highlights

Personalized education. The majority of the gerontology minor is made up of course electives, giving you the ability to personalize your education and study the topics that interest you. Explore classes in biology, communication sciences, economics, healthcare, nursing, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology and social work. 

Outstanding faculty. At UW-Eau Claire, our talented professors make it a priority to create an impactful learning environment where you come first. Small class sizes allow for the formation of meaningful, lasting connections with others who are just as passionate about understanding and helping others.

Classes for gerontology minors may include:

Learn more about the gerontology minor in the UWEC catalog.

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