Gerontology Program

Gerontology is a long-established yet recently-growing field dedicated to exploring the global complexity of aging and improving the lives of older adults. Over the next decades, the U.S. population over the age of 65 will double in size and career will involve some aspect of the aging field. Gerontology is the fastest growing domain of the healthcare industry with expected job growth in the fields of medicine, allied health care, long term care in facilities and private  homes, and preventive health fields such as fitness and wellness, recreation, leisure, and retirement housing.

Welcome to the Gerontology Program at California State University, Long Beach! We offer a Masters of Sciences in Gerontology, a post-baccalaureate Gerontology Certificate, an upper-division undergraduate Gerontology Certificate and a minor. Students in our Gerontology Program have opportunities to gain real life experience in the field through service learning and internships. We have global partnerships with gerontologists around the world, who are invited into our “virtual” classrooms. Our alumni hold leadership positions in non-profit, for-profit, governmental, research and educational settings. Our faculty has expertise in a wide range of topics including business, nursing, social work, research and non-profit management. 

If you are interested in learning more about how your talents and experience can contribute to a quality life for the rapidly growing population of older adults in the United States and around the world, contact us for more information.

The mission of the CSULB Gerontology Program is to inspire and prepare students for careers in aging fields through best practices in classroom and experiential learning supported by faculty that engage in innovative research and community collaborations.