If you enjoy working with adults, seniors, and families and want to make a difference in the quality of life for older adults, the gerontology concentration is for you!


Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Concentration: Gerontology

Curriculum and Sample Four-Year Plan


The Gerontology concentration offers course work in:

  • adult development
  • family relationships
  • normative aging, health
  • death, dying, and bereavement
  • quality in care and programing for seniors
  • education and resources for seniors and caregivers
  • societal issues and public policy.

Students participate in coursework, activities, observations, and service learning in community programs. This is an excellent undergraduate foundation for master's degree programs in gerontology, counseling, human development, social work, child development and family relationships.

The Gerontology concentration provides students with flexibility in choices of course work to meet individual career goals. Faculty members provide personal and professional advisement for each student and supervise off-campus placements in career-related settings to facilitate each student's career goals.




For more information contact:

Dr. Keith Dooley

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The University of Tennessee at Martin

340B Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238-5045

(731) 881-7103


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