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Gerontology Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oneonta, AL, United States
SUNY Oneonta’s Gerontology Studies program offers a highly personal experience for students interested in working with or studying the elderly. As a Gerontology Studies major, you will focus on personal and policy issues involved with the aging process, and you can further tailor the program to your interests through independent research projects and internships.
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The curriculum uses a body of knowledge in sociology as well as psychology, anthropology and human ecology to develop frameworks for the study of aging and older adults in society. Gerontology Studies majors take 39-42 semester hours in core courses in  sociology, such as introductory sociology, research methodology and social policy, as well as elective courses focusing on the study of aging.

The program is the smallest of three majors within the Sociology Department, and students get the advantage of individualized attention and guidance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Psychology of Adulthood and Aging  
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Social Research Methods  
  • Aging and the Life Course 
  • Social Policy  

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript* or GED/TASC Score Report
  • High School Transcript(s)
  • Official SAT and/or ACT score report(s) (Sent through testing agency or listed on your high school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • SUNY Supplemental Application (if using the SUNY application)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6670 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oneonta

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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