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Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology

Gerontology is the interdisciplinary study of aging and is a rapidly growing field. According to the Census Bureau, there are now over 34 million people who are over the age of 65 and make up about 12 percent of the American population. Additionally, the aging of the Baby Boom generation will increase the ranks of older adults over the next four decades. This growing population translates into the need for more professionals educated in the field of gerontology. Virtually every professional will be in contact with our diverse and maturing population.

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Admission Requirements

A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted. A non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may be obtained from the LCCC University Partnership office (UC 104) or students may apply online 


For More Information

Contact Coordinator of Gerontology,
Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen, Assistant Professor,
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology

Phone: 330-941-1683


Tuition and Fee Schedule

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please contact the Youngstown State University Office of Student Accounts and University Receivables at (330) 941-3313 or refer to the website