Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies
If you enjoy and appreciate the diversity of older persons, want to influence public policy and improve the lives of older people, or would like to work in a field that shows great potential for future growth, MSUM’s Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies major may be for you. Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies is a field of study that integrates several disciplinary perspectives on human aging, and includes social work, nursing, healthcare leadership, long-term care administration, psychology, innovations in aging, and biology. This degree prepares you for careers in healthcare, human services, senior support services and elder care facilities, research, and government organizations.
The program is unique to the region. It’s the only Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies bachelor’s degree offered in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Gain hands-on experience through ample service learning and internship opportunities under the direction of MSUM’s dedicated, experienced faculty.
Interdisciplinary curriculum makes it easy for you to double-major without adding significant time to your academic career. Popular second majors include Social Work, Health Services Administration, Psychology, Biology, Health & Medical Sciences, Health related majors, Business related majors, Music, Nursing and Sociology. There are other possibilities as well.
Experienced, engaged faculty teach from personal practice in the field and are actively involved in research and service to community organizations.
At MSUM we’re committed to providing you the best opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your entire university career.