As a large segment of the United States population enters retirement and old age in the coming years, the need for services that address the unique circumstances and challenges of these individuals will increase.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Gerontology program prepares you to provide the specialized services for this growing population. You'll explore social programs, retirement issues and personal care needs. You'll also learn about current social systems that affect aging populations and a range of end-of-life issues.
Now you don't have to wait until graduation to gain skills that employers find valuable. The certificate option (www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/degree-programs-with-certificate-options.html) allows you to move core, job-focused skills toward the front of your degree program and earn certificates to show job competencies.
Requirements and prerequisites
You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements (www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/associates-and-bachelors-general-education-requirements.html)
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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