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BA in Gerontology

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology program is an interdisciplinary study of the complex biological, psychological, social, and developmental issues facing aging populations. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology program are generally interested in helping professions and human development. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology program is designed for students who would like to learn about psychology of aging, cognitive function, and learning in the elder population. The curriculum integrates theories of adult development, health, social policy, legal and ethical issues, and sociology. Classes include segments on death and dying, cognitive function, trends in social policy, ethnic perspectives of aging, and research methodology.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • SOC 322: Sociological Aspects of Adulthood (3 credits)
  • GRO 320: Adult Development & Aging (3 credits)
  • PSY 317: Cognitive Function in the Elderly (3 credits)
  • GRO 325: Aging & Health (3 credits)
  • GRO 330: Social Policy & Aging (3 credits)
  • GRO 338: Mental Well-Being & Aging (3 credits)
  • SOC 326: Diversity & Aging (3 credits)
  • GRO 410: Death & Dying (3 credits)
  • GRO 440: Ethics & Legal Aspects of Aging (3 credits)
  • HCA 442: Contemporary Issues in Aging (3 credits)
  • PSY 326: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • GRO 497: Gerontology Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 41 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology program who are interested in furthering their education have several master's degree options. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and skills needed for a position in a number of specialized areas connected to gerontology, human development, social work, elder services, or counseling.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Human Development
  • Master of Science in Gerontology
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Arts in Management - Elder Care Administration
  • Master of Arts in Geriatric Care Management

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in elder services. Gerontology embraces numerous career options.

Possibilities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Care manager
  • Elder advisor
  • Activity coordinator
  • Senior advocate
  • Senior placement specialist
  • Geriatric analyst
  • Adult program coordinator
  • Aging wellness coordinator

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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