Skip to main content

The Courage to Care

  • Decorative Image

    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!

    Spring 2022 Class Schedule Now Available!

  • Have you been considering a degree or certificate in gerontology? We would love to have you join our department! Don't hesitate--apply now!

    Learn More

  • Begin with the end in mind

    We are excited to present the Begin with the End in Mind series again in 2022!

    Learn More

  • Khalid Yusef

    Congratulations to UNL Gerontology ambassador and certificate recipient, Khalid Yusef, on his graduation and impressive path toward improving the lives of older adults. Please take a moment to read this excellent article about Khalid!

    Read here

  • ENOA Logo

    Volunteers are needed for the Long-term Care Ombudsman program! The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is looking for committed volunteers to join its Long-term Care Ombudsman Program on a permanent basis.

    Learn more

  • Adult woman in graduation cap and mask

    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


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.

Undergraduate:

Graduate:

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.