Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Gerontology Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) began officially in 1983 when the university started offering an Interdepartmental Studies Gerontology Concentration as a second major or minor taken in addition to a primary major from any other department. However, gerontology research at the university had been ongoing since 1969. During the early 1990s, budgetary pressure made it difficult for the program to operate and eventually in 1994, it was terminated. In 2001, the program was resurrected with the establishment of a Master of Science in Gerontology degree. Other departments also began offering degrees related to gerontology including the School of Nursing and School of Education. Today, the UNCG Gerontology Program continues to offer a Master’s of Science degree in Gerontology, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Gerontology, and a Gerontology undergraduate minor.