Gerontology, BS

Bachelor of Science Degree in Gerontology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 120
    Credits
  • $259.00
    In-State
  • $452.00
    Out-of-State

Why Pursue This Program

The online Bachelor of Science in Gerontology with a concentration in Administration uses a multidisciplinary approach to discover the many issues and opportunities facing the world's rapidly increasing aging population, including independence, health changes and end-of-life planning. 

Why pursue a degree in Gerontology:

  • You have a passion for working with the aging population. 
  • You understand the importance of knowledge and training in physical, psychological and social aspects of aging and want to further your personal knowledge in these areas. 
  • You have specific career goals and want a degree where you can tailor coursework to your career path. 
  • You need a flexible course structure, with courses offered 100% online. 
  • You want to become an influence and advocate in the needs of the aging community, including the frail and vulnerable population. 

Career Outlook: According to the Administration for Community Living, by 2020, 77 million people will be 60 and older in the U.S. The shift demands qualified professionals who can offer ideas and solutions to address the opportunities of an aging population. The degree allows students to have flexibility with coursework and can be easily paired with other majors and minors in other disciplines to expand career opportunities. The high demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing and career opportunities are numerous and varied. 

Graduates can pursue careers in:

  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Aging Services Administrators 
  • Assisted Living Administrators 
  • Caregivers 
  • Educators 
  • Estate Planners 
  • Financial Planners 
  • Geriatric Care/Case Managers 
  • Life Enrichment/Activities Director
  • Social Service Workers

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

Flexibility

Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.