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Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Gerontology

Kaplan University

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Description

The online Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Gerontology degree program from Kaplan University was specifically created for those individuals who are looking or a flexible program that will guide them in developing the broad knowledge that is needed for pursuing a rewarding career in which they will work directly with the growing aging population and as an advocate for seniors in our society.

As a student in this online degree in gerontology degree program, students will work to develop their talents in assessing clients' needs, identifying community resources, and problem solving and advocating for their client-all with the goal of making a difference in the life of those unable to help themselves.

This online degree in human services/gerontology program was designed to help students learn to:

  • Apply critical thinking to real-world situations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical bases, best practices, and historical and current trends related to the human services profession
  • Identify, plan, and utilize resources to improve client situations
  • Behave professionally, ethically, and legally in the workplace
  • Utilize information and systems to appropriately manage and deliver human services
  • Understand the importance of culture, gender, diversity, and global perspectives when working with clients

This online gerontology degree program has been focused on the study of the physical, mental, and psychosocial development of humans during the aging process, and is an ideal option for any individual who is looking to working directly with the growing aging population and as advocates for seniors in our society.

This online degree in human services' curriculum has been designed to combine both theory and practice as a method of critically exploring the public and private policies that drive the day-to-day operations of human service agencies in this country and how they can best intervene on behalf of the clients they will serve.

As a graduate of this online degree in gerontology, individuals will have the knowledge that is needed for work with the change process of aging and address how the aging population impacts social policy and program delivery.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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