B.A. On Campus


Youngstown State University (YSU)

48 months
14249 USD/year
14249 USD/year
8249 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Gerontology from Youngstown State University (YSU) prepares you for new opportunities in an interdisciplinary field.


In the Gerontology from Youngstown State University (YSU), you'll learn all about the diversity and complexity of aging in our society and dispel ageist stereotypes about older adults. You'll study theories, fundamental principles and core concepts of gerontology all while sharpening your basic skill set in the field.


Gerontology provides different career opportunities in health professions, non-profit organizations, recreation and leisure, for-profit businesses, education, research, government and service providers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aging and Society
  • Theories of Gerontology
  • Physical Change and Aging
  • Nutrition, Health, and Aging
  • Lifespan Development
  • Social Statistics
  • Later Life Issues
  • Aging and Social Policy
  • Health Care Policy
  • Social Services and the Aged
  • Economics of Aging
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare
  • Aging and Ethnicity
  • Aging and Social Policy
  • Aging in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Family, Health, and Aging
  • Exercise and Aging for Health Professions
  • Health and Disease
  • Grant Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application form, please check the notes.
  • A nonrefundable $45 (US) application fee. 
  • Applicants must have graduated from high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test to be considered for admission. 
  • Submit a high school transcript and American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores.  
  • Applicants must have a high school grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 point scale, have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or a combined SAT score of 920 or higher from the evidence-base writing and reading test, and the math test to be admitted unconditionally.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of passport page showing Photo, Name, Date of Birth, citizenship, etc.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form
  • Supporting Financial documents, e.g. bank statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14249 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14249 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8249 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Youngstown

787 - 1299 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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