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It’s a fact: people are living longer, and our aging population is changing every aspect of our culture — including employment trends.

Every day, more jobs are being created in the gerontology and senior health care arenas to serve this growing need. And Mount Saint Mary’s University is meeting the challenge with a specialized Gerontology degree program designed to provide specialized academic training to serve this expanding employment sector.

Strictly speaking, gerontology as a discipline is an exploration of the biopsychosocial dimensions of life course development, with an emphasis on America's rapidly growing senior population.

Choose from career options that include case and care management; social work; non- or for-profit care management, and much more. Plus, a degree in Gerontology from the Mount provides solid background for graduate studies in social work, public policy, law and of course, gerontology.

Plus, Gerontology makes a smart second major for those considering health and human services careers.

Majoring in Social Work, Nursing, Biology, Psychology or Human Services? Double-up with a Gerontology degree and expand your career horizons.

We even offer Gerontology Minor and Certificate programs.

In today’s healthcare marketplace, it simply makes sense to have additional expertise in the area of gerontology and elder care.

Help others while you pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career that’s at the forefront of contemporary healthcare trends. Earn your degree in Gerontology from Mount Saint Mary’s University.



Michelle Lagrimas, MSW
Coordinator, Gerontology and Social Work Programs

Degree Requirements