Ashford University's online BA/Gerontology has been specifically created for those individuals who are looking to serve the growing senior population.
Through earning this online degree in gerontology you will be prepared with the comprehension of the physical, social, spiritual, and psychological aspects of aging and longevity.
The number of people aged 65 years and older is expected to double before 2030. As the US population ages rapidly, and millions retire, the demand for educated professionals to care for the elderly is set to explode.
The online courses of this gerontology degree program cover a wide-range of topics, including:
- Sociological Aspects of Adulthood
- Adult Development & Aging
- Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly
- Aging & Health
- Social Policy & Aging
- Mental Well-Being & Aging
- Diversity & Aging
- Death & Dying
- Ethics & Legal Aspects of Aging
- Contemporary Issues in Aging
During the course of this online gerontology degree program you will learn to analyze the legal, ethical, and financial factors that influence retirees' independence as well as examine emerging service delivery models for the aged.
All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED; be age 22 or older; have work experience, preferably full-time work experience; meet the writing proficiency standards of the College of External Studies.