A minor in gerontology is compatible with any other major and is highly desirable in many careers. It is a study of the aging process with an examination of the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual changes that take place during the latter stages of life.
With falling birth rates, increasing life expectancy, and the aging of the baby boom generation, there will be a demand in many businesses for young people who have shown an interest in this population. The needs of an aging society intersect with healthcare, pharmaceuticals, insurance, real estate, marketing, banking, social work, government, law … nearly every facet of business and society.
Employers are desperately looking for young people who have education and experience in knowing how to work directly with this age group. A minor in gerontology may be the difference between your resume being overlooked or put on the top of the list.
Agreements between Holy Cross College and Holy Cross Village, a retirement community near the college, allows students in the gerontology program to learn in an active, experience-driven program.