B.S. in Applied Gerontology
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Gerontology program uses an inter-professional education and service-learning approach to study aging
A Bachelor of Science in Applied Gerontology from the University of Mississippi prepares students for a wide range of career settings in health, legal studies, nutrition and dietetics, social work, and communication sciences and disorders.
All students enrolled in the Applied Gerontology program at the University of Mississippi receive applied, community-based, and service learning experiences before graduation.
The job market for Applied Gerentology graduates is projected to grow 17% from 2014-2024. Graduates are needed in a variety of educational, health care, government agency, community, and private practice settings.
At Ole Miss, students participate in program-directed seminars and community engagement activities that provide hands-on experience and networking opportunities, leading to successful job placement or graduate school admission.
B.S. in Applied Gerontology Faculty
Faculty from diverse disciplines teach a curriculum with inter-professional perspectives. Dr. Teresa Carithers serves as the Program Director and Mrs. Marcia Cole serves as the Director of Internships and Community Engagement.
A major in Applied Gerontology requires the following 33 hours:
- GER 310 — End-of-Life Issues (3)
- GER 321/SW 321 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3)
- GER 322/SW 322 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
- GER 326/SW 326 - Gerontology (3)
- GER 344/ES 344 – Aging in the 21st Century (3)
- GER 390 – Special Topics (3) OR CJ 390 – Special Topics (3) OR SW 498 – Special Topics (3) OR LA 421 – Special Topics in Legal Studies -- or ES 391 - Trends & Topics in Exercise Science (3)
- GER 411/LA 411 – Elder Law (3)
- GER 499 – Senior Seminar (3)
- GER 490 – Programs and Services in Gerontology (3)
- GER 493 – Occupational Specialization/Internship (6)
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Gerontology program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.