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Gerontology Degrees / Certificates

To receive a Gerontology Associate in Arts (AA) Degree (in a chosen concentration) you must complete the required gerontology core requirements, plus the general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.  

For ARC graduation requirements, click here. 

For detailed information on Gerontology courses and core requirements, go to the Program Overview page.

Business ConcentrationDiploma with cap
The Business degree provides a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging along with introductory business courses emphasizing the impact of an aging population on business. The focus is on preparation for entry-level positions with private industry, government and non-profit agencies providing goods and services to senior adults and/or preparation for further gerontology/business study at a four-year college or university.  To view core Business Concentration requirements, click here.

Case Management / Social Services Concentration
The Case Management / Social Services degree provides a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging along with introductory human services and psychology courses emphasizing the diverse needs of an aging population. The focus is on preparation for entry-level positions with private industry, government and non-profit agencies providing case management and/or social services to senior adults and/or preparation for further gerontology/case management/social services study at a four-year college or university.  To view Case Management core requirements, click here.

Environmental Design Concentration
The Environmental Design degree provides a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging along with introductory art and interior design courses emphasizing the environmental needs of an aging population. The focus is on preparation for entry-level positions with private industry, government and non-profit agencies providing design services to senior adults and/or preparation for further gerontology/design study at a four-year college or university.  To view Environmental Design core requirements, click here.

Health Care Concentration
The Health Care degree provides a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging along with introductory course work emphasizing the health needs of an aging population. The focus is on preparation for entry-level positions with private industry, government and non-profit agencies providing health services to senior adults and/or preparation for further gerontology/health care study at a four-year college or university.  To view Health Care core requirements, click here.

Recreation Concentration
The Recreation degree provides a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging along with introductory recreation and physical education courses emphasizing the recreational needs of an aging population. The focus is on preparation for entry-level positions with private industry, government and non-profit agencies providing recreational services to senior adults and/or preparation for further gerontology/recreation study at a four-year college or university.  To view Recreation core requirements, click here.

Social Policy / Advocacy Concentration
The Social Policy / Advocacy degree provides a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging along with introductory human services, speech, management, and political science courses emphasizing the social policy and advocacy needs of an aging population. The focus is on preparation for entry-level positions with private industry, government and non-profit agencies providing input to social policy and advocacy for senior adults and/or preparation for further gerontology/social policy/advocacy study at a four-year college or university.  To view Social Policy / Advocacy core requirements, click here.