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Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology

Serve the growing senior population with your gerontology degree from Ashford University. This online gerontology degree can prepare you to work with an aging population in a wide variety of settings, in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. This degree in gerontology demonstrates your comprehension of the physical, social, spiritual, and psychological aspects of aging and longevity. This multidisciplinary program encourages you to explore the needs of the growing population of senior citizens and their impact on society.

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What you will learn

The gerontology degree provides a foundation of the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and developmental aspects of aging and longevity. A multidisciplinary perspective encourages you to explore the needs of the growing population of senior citizens and their impact on society. Analyze the legal, ethical, and financial factors that influence retirees' independence. You will examine emerging service delivery models for the aged. Upon completion of your degree in gerontology, you will be able to:

  • Describe interdisciplinary aspects of aging
  • Examine legal, ethical, and financial factors influencing aging independence
  • Analyze multicultural perspectives on aging
  • Explain the mental, physical, social, spiritual, and developmental aspects of aging
  • Assess contemporary theory and research in gerontology

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Your Courses in Gerontology

Grow your career with your bachelor’s degree in gerontology from Ashford University. Your courses cover several topics, from mental well-being to social policy, to demographics and diversity in aging.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Specializations in Gerontology

You may choose to delve into other areas of gerontology when you add a specialization to your gerontology degree. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. The Gerontology program offers a specialization in Health Care Informatics Systems.

Health Care Informatics Systems

Gerontology Degree Online

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology from Ashford University. In this video, Assistant Professor Dr. Nina Bell explains what you can expect to learn during the online gerontology degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in gerontology.

Careers in Gerontology

Your online gerontology degree can prepare you to work with an aging population in a wide variety of settings including nursing homes, retirement centers, senior centers, and community mental health agencies. Take a look at your potential gerontology career options below.

Gerontology Careers

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.

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