Gerontology Learning Opportunities

At MSUM we’re committed to providing you the best opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your entire university career. You’ll be able to explore your passion as part of campus organization or gain hands-on experience by collaborating with community organizations for service learning and internship opportunities.

You and your classmates may have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led trips to conferences, including the Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference and the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference.

MSUM’s Gamma Eta Rho Omega chapter of the national academic honor society in gerontology, Sigma Phi Omega, recognizes excellence of those who study gerontology and aging. The chapter serves as a link between students and the Fargo-Moorhead community in order to promote interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, and service activities.

Membership is open to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Gerontology. You must be in at least your second term of enrollment with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Contact faculty advisor Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther for more information.

You will definitely find a Learning Community that fits your interests and helps you achieve your goals. Don’t worry if you’re undecided about a major; we offer several themed communities that are open to any major, as well as an Exploration Community that will help you figure out what your major might be!

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in the field under the direction of MSUM faculty and community professionals. Fargo-Moorhead is home to a wide variety of volunteer organizations and service providers to give you valuable, hands-on learning while still in school.