Bachelor of Science in Gerontology
The field of gerontology is expanding as the number of elders in America continues to increase, quickly outpacing other segments of the population. By 2030, the older population will be more than twice their number in 2000. With over 14.5 percent of Americans currently over the age of 65 and a projected 19 percent in 2030, our society is facing crucial issues about aging which will impact the health and welfare of every single American.
Implications for academic study and training in gerontology are enormous. The study of aging will be of critical importance as baby boomers pass into the ranks of the older generations.
We offer two academic programs to meet these needs: the Bachelor of Science in gerontology and the Aging Specialist Certificate. The bachelor's degree is a career-oriented course of study that can accommodate both full- and part-time students, students with or without professional experience, and incoming freshmen and transfer students. Learn more about our bachelor's degree curriculum.