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Gerontology, B.A.

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Serve the growing senior population with your Gerontology degree from Ashford University. This online gerontology degree can prepare you to work with an aging population in a wide variety of settings, in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. 
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The Gerontology degree from Ashford University provides a foundation of the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and developmental aspects of aging and longevity. A multidisciplinary perspective encourages you to explore the needs of the growing population of senior citizens and their impact on society. Analyze the legal, ethical, and financial factors that influence retirees' independence. You will examine emerging service delivery models for the aged. Upon completion of your degree in gerontology, you will be able to:

  • Describe interdisciplinary aspects of aging
  • Examine legal, ethical, and financial factors influencing aging independence
  • Analyze multicultural perspectives on aging
  • Explain the mental, physical, social, spiritual, and developmental aspects of aging
  • Assess contemporary theory and research in gerontology


The Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology degree program can prepare you to work with an aging population in a wide variety of settings including nursing homes, retirement centers, senior centers, and community mental health agencies. Just a few of the many professional careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology include:

  • Adult Day Care Manager
  • Aging Services Coordinator
  • Geriatric Case Manager
  • Senior Housing Manager
  • Geriatric Mental Health Worker
  • Residential Care Facility Manager
  • Dementia Care Worker
  • Senior Center Director
  • Direct Care Provider

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • The academic calendar is continuous, rather than defined by semesters. Opportunities to enroll in an undergraduate program are available most every week. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 5 Week Courses
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Attendance
      No Attendance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Gerontology
  • Aging & Health
  • Death & Dying
  • Gerontology Capstone
  • Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.

  • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. Ashford University will also require that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
  • Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.

Technological Requirements


Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    510 USD/credit
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  • National

    510 USD/credit
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