Undergraduate Degrees in Gerontology
The School of Aging Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Aging Sciences, as well as a Minor in Gerontology. Students interested in these programs should contact the School as early as possible in their career at the University of South Florida.
Gerontology is the study of the process of human aging in all its many aspects: physical, psychological, and social. In the School of Aging Studies, particular emphasis is placed upon applied gerontology and aging.
We began offering Gerontology degrees in 1967, and we are one of the nation’s oldest programs. Our degree programs are multidisciplinary with faculty members selected from diverse academic and professional areas. Both undergraduate degrees provide students with a better understanding of multiple perspectives involving human aging so that they gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in classes. In addition, students have the opportunity to apply their skills in internships in their area of interest. The Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration is especially appropriate for students who plan to pursue graduate or professional work in aging or any other field, or who plan to work with older adults in a variety of careers. The Bachelor of Science in Aging Sciences provides students who plan to pursue graduate or professional work in aging, allied health, or a related field with cutting edge education and training in the field of aging.