Earn a minor in Gerontology at Holy Family University

Gerontology, Minor UG

The Gerontology minor provides an opportunity for the multidisciplinary study of the biological, psychological, and social/policy aspects of aging over the life course. The minor helps to prepare students from any major to work with older adults in a number of professional settings, including human services, counseling, health care, and business settings.

What Can I Do with this Minor?

By minoring in Gerontology, students from a variety of majors gain knowledge and skills relevant to working with older adults. Students will have the opportunity to distinguish themselves for future employers and graduate schools in age-related fields.

Gerontology is an area that is growing rapidly and is in need of people with a broad range of skills. The minor in Gerontology can open the door to a range of career settings including: 

  • Academic or research settings
  • Business and industry
  • Federal, state, or local government agencies
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Nonprofits
  • Retirement communities
  • Social work organizations

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Minor
Program Type
  • Minor
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Required Credit Hours
18
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