Welcome to Gerontology at UNC Charlotte!


Whether you are a current or prospective student, the Gerontology program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte hopes you find our website informative.  If you are just considering the field of gerontology, start by checking out this award-winning video put together by our Gerontology Club/Sigma Phi Omega chapter.

We are proud of the quality of our current students and alumni.  Graduates of the program work in a range of positions at the national, state and regional level in long-term care, home care, adult day care and senior centers.  Program alumni hold positions such as executive director, ombudsman, social worker, counselor, senior center director and program manager, and marketing and activity director.  They work for the Gerontological Society of America, North Carolina Division on Aging, Area Agency on Aging and a range of other programs and agencies.  Several have earned doctoral degrees in Gerontology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medicine, Public Policy and Theology.

Currently, we offer an undergraduate minor, a Graduate Certificate and a Master of Arts program in Gerontology.  The program is supported by faculty from across the University who have expertise and publishing experience in a broad range of aging-related topics.

Both faculty and students are actively involved in research and community projects to better understand the life-course and aging, and to improve the experience of those aging within our community and globally.