Programs & Courses

The Aging Studies pathway prepares students for a degree in Arts and Sciences. The pathway focuses on human behavior and study of gerontology.

Career Strategies

Aging Studies Strategies

  • Get involved with programs or organizations designed for senior citizens.
  • Talk to professionals in related geriatrics careers; conduct informational interviews.
  • Supplement program courses with coursework in lifespan development and aging.
  • Become a student member of professional associations, like the Gerontological Society of America.

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Social Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills. Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Conduct informational interviews and job shadow with professionals in fields of interest to learn more about opportunities.
  • Cultivate multicultural exposure by participating in campus diversity events.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.)
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.