Metropolitan State University



Metropolitan State University

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College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

Program Human Services Aging Studies Gerontology

Metropolitan State has responded to the need for education in the field of gerontology with a concentration to address the social, psychological and physical aspects of aging. Students interested in gerontology as a career should also take courses in sociology, psychology, counseling, group work and grant writing, and complete an internship to gain practical experience. Other related areas are human resource development and the social sciences.

Interpersonal sensitivity-knowing one’s value system and cultural and sexual identity and how they affect interactions with people of different cultures, gender, lifestyles and age levels-is necessary for students selecting gerontology as a vocational area.

Award Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) 49 credits