Metropolitan State University has responded to the need for education in the field of gerontology with a minor to address the social, psychological and physical aspects of aging.
Students interested in gerontology as a career can complete the human services BS degree with a gerontology minor. This minor also complements coursework in nursing, social work and the social sciences. Interpersonal sensitivity - knowing one's value system, as well as cultural and sexual identity, in addition to how these affect interactions with people of different cultures, gender, lifestyles and age levels, is necessary for students selecting gerontology as a vocational area.
- the needs of our heterogeneous aging population.
- the strengths and contributions of our heterogeneous aging population.