Gerontology is the study of the process of human aging in all its aspects, such as the physical, psychological, and social. Because of the tremendous growth in the older adult population in many industrialised countries, there are a wide range of employment opportunities for students graduating with a degree in Gerontology.
With a Bachelor
at California State University, Hayward
you will typically have received a solid grounding beginning with an introduction to gerontology. Further study will have introduced you to physical changes and aging, the socio-cultural aspects of aging, research methods in gerontology and the psychology of aging.
bachelors students: Employment opportunities: Mental health centres, national and regional agencies and Offices in Aging, community service, social work, nursing homes and senior day care centres, and teaching or research at colleges and universities.