Academics

As our population ages, there is a great need for individuals who understand older adults, the aging process and support systems/programs for older adults. To meet these needs, Western Michigan University’s gerontology program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate program.

There are a growing number of career paths available for people interested in working with, for, or on behalf of the fastest growing age segment in the U.S. If you are considering a minor in gerontology or the graduate certificate, here is a list of careers from the book, "101+ Careers in Gerontology".