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Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General Studies and a specialization in Social Gerontology
Length: 
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

Students will complete courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on the development of skill sets that are required to effectively interact with human service professionals, clients and older adults. Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and retirement facilities, specialized adult care services, respite services and other programs servicing older adults and their families. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select a variety of programs at senior institutions.

Occupational Objectives: 

Human Services Workers that specialize in Gerontology work with older adults and their families. They understand issues of aging, including the physical, psychological and social aspects of the aging process, as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise and well-being. Graduates tend to work under the direction of workers from a variety of fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative or social work.

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the General Studies, Social Gerontology Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Course Sequence: 

 

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HMS 100 Intro to Human Services 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Elective1 Humanities 3 0 3

Elective2

Lab Science 3 3

4

Elective3 Social Science/History 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 3 17
Second Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HMS 226 Helping Across Cultures 3 0 3
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 0 3
Elective2 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective3 Social Science/History 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Third Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communications 3 0 3
HMS 231 Gerontology I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applicationsi & Concepts 3 0 3
Elective3 Social Science 3 0 3
Elective3 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
Fourth Semester
HLT/PED5 HLT 110 or 160 1 0 1
HMS 232 Gerontology II 3 0 3
HMS 238 Selected Topics in Aging 3 0 3
Elective1 Humanities 3 0 3
Elective3 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 0 13
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 61

1Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.
2Courses may be chosen from the Science General Electives.
3Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives.
4Students may substitute MTH 152. Check with your advisor.
5Students may choose a health, physical education, or recreation course that promotes physical & emotional well-being.

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