School of Applied Sciences

The University of Mississippi

Applied Gerontology

Helping our aging population live their best life

Restaurant chef and waiter helping customers with menu food questions
Financial Advisor Talking To Senior Couple At Home
Doctor fitting a senior female patient with a hearing aid
Senior woman getting advice
Isn't it just beautiful out here?
You're doing so well, just keep going
Group Of Senior Retirement Exercising Togetherness Concept
Physiotherapist assisting senior woman patient to walk with walking frame
People of different ages and nationalities having fun together
Portrait Of Senior Friends Hiking In Countryside
Female Community Nurse Visits Senior Woman At Home
Three mature women power walking together on waterfront


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.