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Why Minor in Gerontology?

A minor in gerontology teaches students the social and behavioral aspects of aging. Students gain an understanding about the changes that happen as a person grows older such as social structures, physical changes and maintaining health and wellness practices that create a better life experience. Students also learn about active listening and methods to communicating with aging adults.

This minor requires 200 hours of hands-on experience and application of knowledge with active and frail elders.

Northwest faculty work collaboratively with surrounding establishments ensuring students get profession-based experiences to prepare them for a successful career.

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The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and 2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.

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More than $19 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

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Career Ready. Day One.

Students organizations, internships and profession-based learning experiences ensure students are Career Ready, Day One.

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Graduation Rate: 89th percentile

Graduation Rate: 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group.