College of Nursing
10 South 2000 East, Room 2200
As a basic and applied science, gerontology examines specific changes in older individuals as well as the broader social issues confronting them. The theme of “promoting optimal aging and inter-generational relationships throughout the life course” influences the teaching, research, and service activities of the faculty. The interdisciplinary university-wide program (since 1972) offers two degrees: the Master of Science, approved by the Board of Regents in 1993, and the Certificate in Gerontology (undergraduate and graduate) for matriculated or non-matriculated students. Both the undergraduate and graduate certificates are available fully online.
A minor in Gerontology is also available to students. The minor provides additional breadth and depth of knowledge in the academic area. Students from a diverse array of colleges and departments at the University of Utah, such as architecture, social work, finance, and theater, benefit from a stronger understanding of the aging process - the physical, mental and social changes in people as they age.
Director: Kara Dassel, Ph.D.
Please see the Gerontology Undergraduate Certificate and Minor listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.
Please see the Gerontology M.S. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.
Program and Course Offerings