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Gerontology Department College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

About Gerontology Department


Department Anti-Racism and Inclusion Statement:

As part of our commitment to social justice and the Anti-Racist and Inclusive Campus Plan, the Gerontology Department works to support and uplift all historically underrepresented communities, on an off campus, and condemn any forms of bias based on age, race, ethnicity, caste, nationality, immigration status, gender/transgender, sexual orientation, disability/ability, religion, cultural attire/hair, body size/shape, class, and more. We strive to be an exemplary leader in inclusive learning.

The Department Office has moved to Amador Hall!

Find the time to visit us in person in Amador Hall 550B.

  • Fall and Spring semesters: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
  • Summer semester: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4pm

For the fastest service, please email The main office phone is 916-278-7163 to leave a voicemail and the office email is All faculty are available through email, listed on the Meet Us link. For more information on campus resources regarding COVID-19, click HERE.


Please email Gerontology is not impacted and requires no prerequisites!


The Gerontology Program provides an applied interdisciplinary approach to studying the human aging process and the challenges encountered by older adults and their families as they interact in contemporary society.

The Department of Gerontology curriculum was conceived and has evolved based on the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) nationally recognized gerontological program criteria and professional practice competencies. Using this organization's vision, national evidence based view, and competency criteria, has strengthened the program, assisted career definition in the field, and positioned the Sacramento State Program to be ready for program accreditation when it is mandated by the profession.

*For information on the Special Master's specializing in Gerontology and one other field, go Graduate Special Major Program Form and talk to the Gerontology Department Office and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Explore Our Degree Opportunties

Community Resources

View the Gerontology Community Resources for information on:

Sigma Phi Omega

Online Gerontology Resources

Advisory Board

Make a donation to the Gerontology Department.

On the Rise Campaign: click HERE to make a donation to the Gerontology Department.

Apply for continuously-open part time faculty positions with the Gerontology Department.

Hornet Honor Code

As proud members and representatives of the Sacramento State Hornet community, we commit ourselves to actively promoting honesty, integrity, respect and care for every person, ensuring a welcoming campus environment, and striving to help every member of our Hornet family feel a strong sense of belonging.

As Hornets, we will:
1. Promote an inclusive campus and community.
2. Listen and respect each other’s thoughts, interests, and views. 3. Value diversity and learn from one another.
4. Engage daily with mutual trust, care, and integrity.
5. Support a culture of honor and adhere to campus policies for honesty, ethics, and conduct.
6. Be proud to be Sac State Hornets.

Campus Services

Find Us

Amador Hall, Amador Hall 550B
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-7163

Meet Us