Gerontology – the study of aging – prepares you to care for and support older adults.
Explore age-related issues, changes and disorders. Know the aging process and how to help seniors in daily life.
Join a fast-growing career field where you can make the golden years brighter.
Already have a major? You can also earn a minor in gerontology or certificate in gerontology.
Review this sample schedule if you want to major in gerontology and something else.
The Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education certifies us as a Program of Merit. We were the first in the nation, in 1999, to earn this distinction.
The Program of Merit designation recognizes gerontology and health profession programs that meet globally vetted criteria.
Missouri State University is proud to be a member of the Age-Friendly University Global Network. With a focus on public affairs and diversity, Missouri State University supports student of all ages.
MSU offers the only bachelor’s degree in gerontology in Missouri.
Increase your marketability. You can earn a double major in gerontology and psychology with no extra course work.
Our program is small compared to others. That means you get a custom education and personal advising. You can build one-on-one relationships with your faculty, advisor and classmates.
Gerontology covers many things, which prepares you for more career fields. Your knowledge can apply to areas like biology, social work, marketing, business and more. Most students have jobs before they graduate.
We’re an affordable, nationally recognized program. You’ll be ready to thrive in a growing career field.
People are living longer than ever. With a gerontology degree, you’re prepared to meet this increasing demand for aging services.