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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S. in Applied Gerontology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Gerontology program uses an inter-professional education and service-learning approach to the study of 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.

Key Benefits

All students enrolled in the Applied Gerontology program at the University of Mississippi receive applied, community-based, and service learning experiences before graduation.

Graduate Outcomes

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.

Experiences Offered

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.

Marcia Sheryl Cole
LECTURER OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY
Teresa Carr Carithers
INTERIM DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES, PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Gerontology program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.