General objectives of the Master of Arts in Gerontology
- To prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to fill a wide variety of positions in the developing field of aging.
- To provide both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding of the processes of normal aging of the rapidly growing and diverse population of older adults in North Carolina, the U.S., and internationally.
- To provide students with a background in current theory and research in the field of Gerontology.
- To provide students with an understanding of the formal and informal systems of support through which we address the needs of older adults.