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Gain specialized knowledge on aging issues to skills needed to work with older adults in community health, family & consumer science, health & human performance, nutrition or medical careers.

Gerontology – Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology

In the Gerontology program at Montana State, students study the social, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging. Through a series of courses specifically focused on issues in aging, Gerontology students gain the knowledge and skills for working with older adults and their families. The Gerontology certificate is comprised of 15 credits and is jointly offered between the Department of Health and Human Development and Academic Technology and Outreach at Montana State.






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At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.

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Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Gerontology students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Community Health
  • Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.