Gerontology is composed of an interdisciplinary team of academic experts who collaborate to offer outstanding education, research and service in health and aging. The program seeks to build vital partnerships with eldercare agencies, facilities and programs in the surrounding community.
Gerontology faculty associates specialize in key academic areas of the health and human sciences:
Faculty are from departments across the NIU campus including:
Gerontology offers an undergraduate minor, an undergraduate certificate and a graduate certificate. Additionally, NIU offers a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, Adult Development and Aging, and an M.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences, Specialization in Leadership in Aging Studies.