BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM
is the study of the process of human aging in all its many aspects:
physical, psychological, cultural, and social.
Gerontology academic programs are gaining nationwide appeal, as
the demographic profile of the U.S. population is rapidly changing,
primarily reflective of the increasing age of the population.
The interdisciplinary gerontology major draws on a select
combination of arts & sciences and professional courses to provide
students with an arts and science foundation, a broad-based
understanding of individual and social aspects of aging, and
professional skills relevant to their career goals.
The major will also prepare students to attain a position with an
aging focus, such as jobs in senior centers, corporations, nursing
homes, nutrition programs, volunteer programs, and area agencies on
aging or other human services organizations.
overall purpose of the program is to educate students who in their
professional careers will work to sustain or improve the quality of life
of older persons. The major
in gerontology will prepare students for admission to graduate or
professional schools, such as medicine, law, dentistry, social work,
occupational/ physical therapy, public administration, urban planning,
business, or gerontology. The
gerontology degree program will also serve as a Bachelor of Science
completion degree for existing and planned health science degrees.
Until now, there has been no baccalaureate program in Gerontology in the
State of Louisiana.
can be accepted into the program at the beginning of any term.
Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.
Entering freshmen, transfer students, and students already
holding a degree may begin the program.
curriculum consists of 126 credits.
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and credit requirements.
should complete the regular application to the College, indicating this
program selection. There is
no separate application process for the degree in gerontology.
page for details.) After completing 65 credit hours in
the program, the student is required to complete a Declaration of Major
form, which is obtained from the registrarís office.
This form must be signed by the gerontology program advisor.
& Fee Schedule.
There are no program fees for this degree.
Internship fees may apply to specific courses.
Our Lady of the Lake College Student
Financial Aid Office has financial aid counselors available to assist
students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to
complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Please call (225) 768-1714
earned at a regionally accredited college or university is transferable
provided the course is equivalent in content to the course offered at
Our Lady of the Lake College. A
final grade of C or better must be earned in courses to be transferred.
Credit for college level achievement may be awarded through CLEP
and/or ACT/PEP examinations. Time limits for transferability of some courses may exist.
Information is available in the Office of the Registrar.
Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, (494) 679-4501) to award associateís,
bachelorís, and masterís degrees.
For more information about the Bachelor of
Science in Gerontology Program send an email to Elizabeth Berzas, firstname.lastname@example.org
or to request an application packet, please call (225) 768-1700 or e-mail:
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