The Health and Human Services BA – Social Gerontology concentration and the Graduate School of Social Work offer a five-year program leading to the combined bachelor of arts/masters of social work (BA/MSW) degree. In this this unique program students take undergraduate and graduate coursework leading to the BA/MSW degree. Only Health and Human Services-Social Gerontology majors with junior standing, who have met the minimum admission requirements, are eligible to apply to this competitive program.
Social Gerontology is one of three concentrations in the Health and Human Services major. It is designed for students with an interest in the aging process and healthcare issues as they pertain to older adults. Students explore the physical, social and psychological impacts of aging by focusing on issues and conditions that impact the elderly. While in this major students will examine various social problems, the systems delivering human services to individuals and communities, and the professions and professionals providing services
The curriculum incorporates introductory social science, statistics and research methods, human biology, ethics and specialized courses developed for the Social Gerontology concentration.
The Health and Human Services-Social Gerontology undergraduate major is administered by the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs located in 203 Clemens Hall on the North Campus. More information on the undergraduate portion of the BA/MSW may be obtained through their offices.
For information on the graduate (MSW) portion of the degree please visit the the Graduate School of Social Work.