B.S. in Gerontology

College of Healthcare Sciences

#1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia

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90% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Pursue Health. Improve Lives.

You have a heart for seniors and a desire to serve them in your chosen career. Regent's Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, offered exclusively online, blends the disciplines of biophysical sciences, healthcare management and psychology to prepare you to create and coordinate services that benefit seniors. Based on a strong Christian foundation, our gerontology degree will equip you to lead positive change in programs, organizations and agencies that support aging populations.

GAIN EXPERTISE

Analyze aging and human development issues in the light of God’s truth.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

120+ Credit Hours


Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120+

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the B.S. in Gerontology you will be able to:

  • Provide solutions to real-world gerontology problems based on strategic business and healthcare management applications.
  • Engage with others to promote integrated approaches to serving the aging populations.
  • Apply professional, ethical and responsible leadership behaviors to tangible geriatric situations.

Career Opportunities

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

16% Projected growth in employment of social workers from 2016 to 2026. -Bureau of Labor Statistics

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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 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

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

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/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

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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B.S. in Gerontology