The CSULB Gerontology Program Goals
1 Provide a flexible interdisciplinary curriculum that gives new and seasoned professionals the competencies necessary for success in the field of aging.
2 Provide experiential as well as didactic graduate education and professional training in gerontology for individuals planning to become professionals in public and private agencies.
3 Provide professional field experiences in gerontology in order to enhance understanding of concepts, themes, and skills related to aging at various life stages, within different gender and racial/ethnic groups and among people with various abilities.
4 Provide knowledge and skills necessary to plan, develop and implement innovative programs to meet the needs of the State’s vast and growing aging population.
Explore aging-related professional values and ethics.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this graduate degree in Gerontology you will be able to:
1Assume leadership positions in governmental, for- profit, and non-profit programs and services at the federal, state, and/or local level.
2 Apply principles of cultural competence regarding cohort, gender, race/ethnicity, and diverse abilities as it applies to aging in the U.S. and globally.
3 Integrate intergenerational concepts into case management and program planning
4 Demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs for older persons based on systematic needs assessment at the individual, community, and/or agency level, using appropriate technologies.
5 Demonstrate the ability to conduct and/or evaluate appropriate research.
6 Exercise sound professional judgment based on ethical standards and expectations of the field.
7 Develop professional identity as a gerontologist to effectively work with an interdisciplinary team.
8 Apply concepts and skills related to aging at various life stages to field experiences in gerontology.
9 Demonstrate advocacy skills to participate in policy formation, implementation, and analysis on the local, state, and federal level for aging related issues.