Why Study Gerontology?

A High-Growth, High-Return Field

  • Obtain your degree in a high-growth field with an ever-expanding number of career opportunities designed to serve the fastest-growing segment of the population.
  • Design a customized program that focuses on your specific area of interest. Tailor your degree or post-baccalaureate certificate to match your career pursuits, whether it be family studies, business administration, health care finance, counseling or other disciplines.
  • Participate in classes with many students who are working professionals who eagerly share their expertise and provide strong workplace connections.
  • Participate in an intensive capstone experience in a professional setting, or complete an in-depth study working with a committee of experts who provide feedback and answer questions to help you develop knowledge in the field.
  • Towson has a strong history of preparing leaders in the field, offering the first undergraduate degree program in gerontology within the University System of Maryland.
  • Towson’s gerontology program is one of only 100 programs currently offered in the United States.