Department of Social Work

Enhancing the lives of older adults through
evidence-based practice

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Whether you choose to work directly with older adults or in fields that serve this population indirectly, the Gerontology Program has options for studying aging that will  give you the skills and experience you need.

Why Study Aging

Americans are getting older.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 88.5 million Americans will be 65 or older by 2050. Compare that to 40.3 million for that age group in 2010.

It is easy to see why studying the physical, mental, and social changes of our aging population is worth considering.


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UNC Greensboro’s Gerontology Program ranked #4 for best accredited online degree for 2023!

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