University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) offers the online BS in Gerontology and Aging Services. This degree provides a foundation in the physiological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, coupled with an understanding of programs, services, and policies related to aging and older adults so that you can care for and serve this population. Students will develop the ability to investigate and discuss the psychosocial, health, and political aspects of aging in contemporary society; develop effective strategies for health promotion and service implementation for older adults; and learn to work in an ethically responsible and professional manner with older adults and aging services professionals.
Career opportunities with this degree include the following fields:
- housing and facilities management
- program and policy analysis
- program management
- services development
- A high school diploma or GED is required.
- This program is available online but includes a required on-site component.
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education