Welcome to BYU's Gerontology Program!


Are you worried about finding a job after graduation? Are you interested in working with the older population?  Have you considered gerontology? BYU has an excellent Gerontology program, which offers both a minor and a certificate qualifying graduates to work with the elderly in many different domains. Explore our website and come visit the gerontology secretary  (Located with the School of Family Life in 2086 JFSB) for more information and to sign up for the program.

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

-Abraham Lincoln

26th Annual Gerontology Conference:

BYU’s Gerontology Program is holding our annual Russell B. Clark Gerontology Conference on the following dates. 


  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 7 pm, Hinckley Center Assembly Hall 
    • (Keynote Address)
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 11 am, B190, B037, B002 JFSB 
    • ​(Research Presentations)


Michael Marsiske, PhD, an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, is coming to BYU! He will be discussing “Computers, treadmills, and videogames: The new arsenal for late life brain training.”  His presentation will be very worthwhile for all disciplines!


We are also having two additional speakers, Jonathan Wisco, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Translational Anatomy of Degenerative Disease and Developmental Disorders, College of Life Sciences, Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, and Neuroscience Center at Brigham Young University, and Laura Bridgewater, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University. All three of our speakers will be presenting Wednesday evening and Thursday early afternoon.


Refreshments follow the keynote address. If you are at all interested in gerontology, we welcome you to attend this event to show support for a multi-disciplinary program on campus. See flyer below for more details!



REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT:  With the university's newly enforced pre-requisite policy, if you are trying to add a gerontology course for a major other than your own and have not taken prerequisites for it (thus myMap is not allowing you to add the course), all you need to do is see the professor who teaches the course to get an add code.  If you are having problems adding the class, please see the gerontology program secretary in 2086 JFSB.