Academics

Requirements

For an idea of how your Gerontology major course work can be structured, view the sample curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the rich variety of electives offered by the university. 

To receive your Gerontology BA, you must complete the following: 

  • 120 total academics credits, at least 30 earned at UMass Boston
  • UMass Boston general education requirements
  • CPCS Professional Writing Portfolio
  • Five CPCS foundation courses:
    • Concepts of Social Justice
    • Civic Engagement
    • Diversity and Cultural Competence
    • Media and Society
    • Concepts of Community
  • Gerontology major courses:
    • Demographics and Economics of Aging
    • Legislative Process and the Elderly
    • Concepts of Aging
    • Working with Elders
    • Applied Research in Aging
    • Understanding Gerontological Social Policy
    • History of a Social Policy in Aging
    • Health and Physical Aspects of Aging
    • Working on a Gerontological Social Issue
  • Gerontology capstone project, along with accompanying required course, Intervention with Elders in a Community-Based or Institutional Setting (internship)