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Welcome to ULM's Department of Gerontology
& Institute of Gerontology

In 1987, the National Institute on Aging recognized ULM's excellence in aging by awarding the university funds to develop the first Center on Aging in Louisiana.

Since that time, the Institute of Gerontology has led the state in offering and developing coursework in Gerontology, with the distinction of being the only university in Louisiana to offer the Master of Arts in Gerontology, the first to offer the Certificate in Gerontology, as well as being continuously recognized by the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education as a "Unique Area of Excellence."

Through research on aging, teaching and community service, the Institute of Gerontology is the premiere social and behavioral research and education unit for gerontology in Louisiana.

The Institute of Gerontology multidisciplinary faculty research focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of aging and health.


Related Programs

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
recruits volunteers age 55 and over for service opportunities


Career Resources

Association of Gerontology in Higher Education
information page about careers & more (www.aghe.org)

ULM's Career Connections