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Degree Level
Bachelor of Arts in
Degree Name
Gerontology

Serve the growing senior population with your Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology degree from Ashford University. This online degree program demonstrates your comprehension of the physical, social, spiritual, and psychological aspects of aging and longevity.

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What you will learn

The Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology 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 Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology degree program, you will be able to:

  • Examine interdisciplinary aspects of aging
  • Analyze social policy and the aging continuum
  • Examine legal, ethical, and financial factors influencing aging independence
  • Examine social support service models for the aging
  • Analyze multicultural perspectives on aging
  • Analyze the mental, physical, social, spiritual, and developmental aspects of aging
  • Analyze contemporary theory and research in gerontology
  • Analyze the aging population demographics relative to the impact on society past, present, and future
  • Examine emerging service delivery models for the aging

BA in Gerontology

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

Careers in Gerontology

The Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology degree program 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 career options.

Gerontology Careers

Specializations in Gerontology

You may choose to delve into other areas of gerontology when you add a specialization to your gerontology degree program. 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

Your Courses in Gerontology

Grow your career with your Bachelor of Arts 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.)

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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.