Helping our aging population live their best life
The B.S. in Applied Gerontology prepares students to be competitive in a variety of aging-related occupational venues or admission to a variety of graduate degree programs. Students are required to complete an official minor from another discipline or declare a second major to provide expanded academic exposures.
About the Program
This program is designed to provide a program of study to meet the career goals of a broad spectrum of students—some wanting to work in health care, some wanting to specialize in eldercare or gerontology within a future graduate or professional program—but all wanting a competitive edge into the job market of the future. There is a documented population shift coming due to longer lifespans. This degree prepares students to move effectively into the future labor workforce. Its unique inter-professional educational (IPE) structure prepares students to have a very comprehensive educational foundation, including classroom instruction and diverse community engagement experiences, to provide service-learning exposures and prepare them to interact effectively with elders and the professionals and organizations providing services to them.