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The Courage to Care

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    With the increased concern about the health and safety of older adults, now is an important time to expand your knowledge about working with the older adult population!

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    UNO has been nationally recognized as a university that supports learning at all ages. Learn about how our campus has historically supported lifelong learning, as well as resources and programs currently available on campus and online.

    Age-Friendly University

  • Aging in Nebraska

    Join us for an online conversation about aging focused on caregiving and end-of-life planning, with information about all the resources available in Nebraska.

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  • Spirit of Aging

    In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging presented its first annual Spirit of Aging Awards. Congratulations to Dr. Julie Masters for receiving the Spirit of Aging Award for her dedicated advocacy for older adults!


  • Alina ┼╗urek, PhD

    Get global with aging this fall! Connect with a Polish student by taking a Fall 2021 course at UNO in partnership with students in Poland who are taking the same course.

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  • Leah Stednitz

    Gerontology student, Leah Stednitz, was recently featured by UNO for her accomplishments as a student and her commitment to older adults.

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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.