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Gerontology: Internships and Careers

As a student, you will be expected to complete up to 15 credits of internship work in an agency or facility serving elders.

Career Opportunities

Variety is the best word to describe jobs in gerontology. The B.S. in gerontology prepares you to pursue graduate education in gerontology or a related discipline as well as to work with elders in settings including:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Retirement communities
  • Senior housing
  • Federal, state and local government offices on aging
  • Home health care agencies
  • Senior centers
  • Adult day services
  • Adult protective service agencies
  • Care management agencies
  • Business and industry
  • Leisure programs
  • Health promotion programs

Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge, integrity, character and experience. With the help of the Career and Professional Development Center, we'll connect you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational visits. 

Where Our Graduates Are Working

Within the Southwestern Pennsylvania area, our graduates can be found at Agency on Aging, Lifespan, Presbyterian SeniorCare, and Ursuline Senior Services.