B.S. in Gerontology

The Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, presented from a Christian worldview, is offered exclusively online. Be prepared to use your training and job skills to create and coordinate services that will benefit seniors. Forecasts project a 73 percent increase in those over the age of 65 between now and 2030, making this a top in-demand field. Develop leadership skills to bring about positive change to programs, organizations and agencies that support senior citizens and aging populations. You will choose 12 credits from the disciplines of Biophysical Sciences, Healthcare Management and Psychology. This degree also puts you on track to becoming a research gerontologist at the master’s level. To discuss this program with an admissions counselor by phone or in person in Virginia Beach, call 888.718.1222.

  • Analyze aging and human development issues in the light of God’s revealed truth.
  • Apply professional, ethical and responsible leadership behaviors to tangible geriatric situations.
  • Engage with others to promote integrated approaches to serving the aging populations. 
  • Learn solutions to real-world gerontology problems based on strategic business and health care management applications.

Career Opportunities:

  • Administrative Gerontologist
  • Social and Health Care Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Health Care Professional
  • Home Health Aides
  • Health Services Facility Manager
  • Entry-level Social Scientist

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$300/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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