Bachelor of Science Behavioral Science: Gerontology 120 Credits | School of Social and Behavioral Sciences | Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan & Online
Behavioral Science: Gerontology Overview
Demand has never been higher for professionals who specialize in gerontology. The Gerontology concentration brings focus to the study of aging. It is concerned with the psychological, sociological and behavioral aspects of the life course and lifespan. Learn the skills you need to excel in a rewarding and growing field.
As the aging population grows, graduates with a gerontology degree have obtained positions in academia, research, direct care, non-profits, governmental agencies, business, and product development. With a degree in aging, the possibilities are endless. Specific careers students have entered include:
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
- Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Case management
- Marketing research firms
- Pharmaceutical corporations
- Architecture working on universal design
What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage
- Flexible schedule
- Study your specific interests
- Experienced professors
- Various internship opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I contact to learn more about the Gerontology Concentration?
Faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships.
Please contact Sarah Hahn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
How can the gerontology concentration help me define my path?
A wide variety of courses such as Career and Life Planning Credit, and internships can help you decide. All courses in the Behavioral Sciences are taught by professors who have much experience in a variety of workplaces, schools, corporations, health centers, which they are ready to share with you.
Does a gerontology concentration mean that I will need more credits?
No, the gerontology concentration courses are within the 36 credits of the major.
I am a transfer student. Is the Behavioral Science major feasible for me?
Yes. The major has 4 required courses and 8 electives which means that courses that you have taken already may be evaluated and may be credited toward your major. Such courses may also be counted as electives.
Program Details & Curriculum
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
Behavioral Science: 36 Credits
Open Electives: 24 Credits
Total: 120 Credits