Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Aging
The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Aging prepares students for admission to a graduate or professional school with an emphasis on adult development and aging, such as medicine, law, dentistry, social work, occupational/physical therapy, public administration, urban planning, business or social gerontology. It also prepares students for entry level jobs in services for the aging in senior centers, corporations, nursing homes, nutrition programs, volunteer programs, area agencies on aging or other human services organizations.
Students planning to pursue a B.S. are urged to notify the school of this intent as early as possible during their undergraduate study. This will help ensure that the student receives proper advisement and that the student is alerted to any special requirements or program modifications.
The School also offers an accelerated master’s degree for human development and aging majors. The Advanced Placement Master of Science in Gerontology program allows undergraduate GERO majors to waive several courses in order to complete the master’s degree in one year. This program consists of 36 units rather than 44 units for the regular M.S.G. program. Please contact 213-740-5156 if you are a current gerontology undergraduate interested in this program.
Students have two options:
- Social Science Track
- Health Science Track