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The Courage to Care

  • Gerontology Student Ambassadors

    Introducing our Omaha campus Gerontology Student Ambassadors. Please click to read student bios.

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  • Gerontology alumni and students who are employed at ENOA

    The department of Gerontology wishes to thank the visionary local employers, including the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, who have hired our graduates.

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  • Begin with the end in mind

    The topic for our February 14 lecture will be Tears are Normal: Navigating Grief with Mindy Crouch from Pando Geriatric Therapy. Join us for this popular series about planning for end of life. Save the dates for our February and March speakers as well!

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  • Aging at UNO Video Series

    Gerontology student Carolyn Rogers shares her thoughts on aging. Enjoy the video series about what aging means to different members of the UNO community.

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  • We are hiring

    The Department of Gerontology is currently seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Gerontology. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020.

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    The Department of Gerontology wants to thank the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging for having The CourAGE to Care!

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Since 1972, the Department of Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) has been educating students about aging issues.  Students and faculty use a multidisciplinary approach to discover the many issues and opportunities facing our world’s rapidly increasing aging population, including independence, health changes and end-of-life planning.

Now, more than ever, our society is daring to pull back the curtain and shine a light on this final phase of life. Call it compassion. Call it sensitivity. Or just call it Gerontology. It’s more than just studying a phase of life. It’s a way of life.

Programming is available in Omaha, Lincoln, and Online.  Education paths include a certificate or minor, a BS, MA or PhD in Gerontology.  If you have the courage to care, we have on campus and online options to help you develop as a professional to work in this field of the future.



Pioneers in the Field of Gerontology

The department conducts relevant research in conjunction with local and federal agencies that serve the public and its changing needs. Research areas include end-of-life planning, aging prisoners, resiliency and public policy.

Practical Learning in the Omaha Metro Area

Practicums allow our students a chance to gain real-life experience working with aging adults and their families. Several of our courses offer service-learning opportunities that extend the study of gerontology beyond the classroom.

Leading Provider of Gerontology Education in Nebraska

Housed in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building on the UNO campus and in 310 Nebraska Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campus, the Department of Gerontology is a proven, valuable campus resource and the primary provider of gerontology education in the university system.