An online bachelor's degree in gerontology prepares students to work with aging adults, healthy or ill, and their families.
Gerontology students study the human aging process and the biological, behavioral, and social changes associated with aging, along with the services that assist in the aging process. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired.
Careers in Gerontology
Students with a degree in gerontology may find careers in:
- Government administration or public policy
- Retirement communities
- Education or human services
- Counseling or community centers
Maximize Prior Learning
Get a head start on your degree using what you have already learned. The online Bachelor of General Studies degree program accepts transfer credit from all regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as non-traditional credit from formal training experiences which have been evaluated and approved by specific agencies and committees.
Home Campus: University of Nebraska Omaha
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - what's this?Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. If your program includes an internship or practicum, experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.
For Military Students
- Credit for military training, including 10 credit hours for those who have completed basic training and served at least one year on active duty
- Scholarships just for active duty military, veterans, and military spouses
- Policies and programs that support military during times of deployment, PCS, or demanding work schedules
- Ranked 2nd nationwide for military and veteran student support, according to Military Times magazine
- Access to the Office of Military and Veteran Services, a one-stop student support office and advocate for any current or prospective UNO students that have a military affiliation