The interdisciplinary Aging Studies Major will draw on Ithaca College’s unique combination of liberal arts and professional programs to provide students with a liberal arts foundation, a broad-based understanding of individual and social aspects of aging, and professional skills relevant to their career goals. The major prepares students to attain a position in the field of aging or to pursue graduate education in gerontology or a related discipline
Through a liberal arts foundation, interdisciplinary gerontology coursework, experiential learning, and a concentration, the Ithaca College Aging Studies Major will prepare students to:
- Understand and apply fundamental principles, theories, and core concepts of gerontology.
- Integrate information and perspectives from various disciplines to understand the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate gerontological research using a variety of methods.
- Understand and evaluate social policy and its impact on programs and services for older adults.
- Apply knowledge from aging courses and their chosen focus area in a work or educational setting.
- Express ideas effectively in oral and written formats.
- Analyze critical issues and apply knowledge to the field of aging.