The mission of the Aging Studies Program is to enhance gerontological education, research, and service throughout the University and community. The Program represents a multidisciplinary field of study and practice providing leadership in interdisciplinary course and curriculum development. A major initiative is to infuse aging content across disciplines campus wide. The Program offers an undergraduate minor, a graduate certificate, and a graduate Certificate in Dementia that complements recognized disciplines and professions. The practice of community outreach is woven into all aspects of the Program. Content on gender and cultural diversity is incorporated throughout the curriculum. One of the primary foci of the Program is to offer education that enhances the student's ability to effectively and compassionately work with and on the behalf of elders.
The mission of the Certificate in Dementia is: