Associate of Applied Science in Gerontology
Portland Community College

Program Details

The online Associate of Applied Science in Gerontology develops the research and societal skills necessary for students working with an aging population, allowing them to assist the elderly in the areas of health care services, financial and legal services, leisure, life-long learning, hospitality, fitness and wellness.  Coursework is comprised of topics applicable to students interested in the social, mental, and physical changes in humans as they age, including Aging and Addiction, Ethical Issues, Psychology of Adult Development, Social Gerontology, and Cultural Differences in Death and Dying.  The study of gerontology may be applied to a wide variety of careers, including medicine, social work, therapy, sociology, psychology, urban planning, public health, nursing, and economics.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities