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The Gerontology major within the Family Life Education program provides students with a concentration of courses related to the older adult. Because of the rapid pace at which our society is aging and the high percent of older adults, students will increase their career opportunities as they work with this age in the population. 

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A graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Life Education - Gerontology is prepared for a career in administration, advocacy, and care of older adults. Also, the program will prepare students to work with families who are making decisions about the care of their older family members. Completion of this major allows the graduate to enter graduate programs in Gerontology and satisfy requirements for the Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) and other certifications available.

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Community Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Family Life Education - Gerontology include:

  • Social worker
  • Mental health health associate
  • Geriatric care manager
  • Geriatric advocate
Not sure what to do with a Family Life Education - Gerontology degree? Check out our career guide!

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Incoming freshmen are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Education and Professional Studies.

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