Department of Gerontology
CPACS Building Room 211
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
phone (Omaha): 402-554-2272
fax (Omaha): 402-554-2317
901 North 17 Street
310 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0562
Julie Masters, Ph.D., Chair
phone (Omaha): 402-554-3953
phone (Lincoln): 402-472-0754
department of gerontology.
Education for the 21st century. The Department of Gerontology provides UNO and UNL students with an opportunity to learn of the issues and opportunities facing an aging population at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
A Certificate in Gerontology (on campus and distance options) at either the undergraduate or graduate level is available for students wanting to round out an existing major through course work and practical experience working with elders.
Students may also pursue a Minor in Gerontology by focusing solely on coursework in the classroom.
In addition, the department offers a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology through the UNO campus; a Specialization in gerontology at the doctoral level in conjunction with the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences; and three joint programs (M.A./J.D., M.A./M.L.S. and graduate certificate in Gerontology/J.D.) in partnership with the UNL College of Law. The joint program with the College of Law has been approved by University of Nebraska Board of Regents and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.
The department of gerontology is housed in 310 Nebraska Hall at UNL and in the newly renovated CPACS building at UNO. Courses are taught in various locations on the Omaha and Lincoln campuses. Students are also able to take select on-line courses. Practicums are arranged in consultation with the academic advisor, at aging organizations throughout Nebraska and in some cases, across the U.S.
Have questions or want more information about Gerontology programs? Fill out our Ask An Advisor form and an academic advisor will be in contact with you.
Last updated 5/1/2014 by Melanie Kiper, webmaster