About Us

Who We Are

The Gerontology Program at UNC Charlotte began in the mid-80s under the direction of Dr. Dena Shenk.  The program includes students and faculty from many disciplines across the University.  Currently the program is sponsored jointly by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Health and Human Services.  We offer an undergraduate gerontology minor and a graduate Certificate in Gerontology. The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares students and professionals interested in specific careers in the field of Gerontology.

Where to Find Us

The Interim Program Director is located in the Department of Sociology in 460F Fretwell.  Other faculty are across campus in their home departments and can be located via our Affiliate Faculty tab.  

Keep up with us

Our website is kept up to date and is a great resource for events, curricula details, scholarship opportunities, giving opportunities, alumni profiles, and faculty contacts. 

We share informal updates with our students, alumni, and friends on FaceBook.  We welcome you to our group.