Gerontology BA

Gerontology BA

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: March 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$135
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$24,885.37
Domestic tuition: CA$7,138.88

Program overview

As a graduate, you will understand individual and societal influences on aging and their relevance to health and well-being throughout the adult life span. More specifically, you will demonstrate knowledge on the following topics: The aging process from biological, social, psychological and physical perspectives The role of social support and spirituality in well-being Legal issues related to older persons Death and dying issues and ethics Abuse and neglect of older persons Family as caregivers Aging as a developmental process Ethical dilemmas We offer the ability to combine your Gerontology degree with a degree in Women's Studies or Psychology. The departments of Social Work and Sociology also offer Major Concentrations in Gerontology. As an Honours student you will be required to complete an Honours thesis in your fourth year, focusing on a particular topic in a discipline of choice. You will have one-on-one access to your supervising faculty member and other resources to complete your research. Completing your Honours thesis provides you with practical experience in the industry, an opportunity to establish yourself in the field and, ultimately, a professional advantage post-graduation.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) Program specific prerequisite courses; Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian) Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission. DuoLingo English Test (Temporary) - Minimum Score: 110

Career opportunities

Therapeutic Recreationist In-Home Support Worker Community Recreation Programmer Intake Coordinator Retirement Home Manager Seniors Health Promoter Social Worker Respite Worker

Campus location

Thunder Bay , Canada

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