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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Gerontology Minor

What is a Minor in Gerontology?

The minor in gerontology at Western Kentucky University is for students considering careers in the field of aging, those whose future careers may include some contact with older adults, and for students who simply have an interest in learning more about the fastest growing component of our population. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and is administered by the Center for Gerontology. Students are exposed to a variety of disciplines and perspectives related to the study of aging.

The gerontology minor may be paired with any major at Western Kentucky University. Knowledge about aging, older adults and our rapidly aging society is relevant to almost every area of study from accounting to zoology! 

Gerontology minors are prepared to work in a wide variety of settings including health and wellness companies, senior housing (retirement communities, long term care, assisted living, and dementia care), advocacy and policy organizations, financial services, biotechnology, social service agencies, and academic and research settings.

 

How to Declare a Minor in Gerontology

 

Click here for courses in Gerontology


 

 

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