Gerontology (A.S.)

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With a degree in gerontology, the study of aging and older adults, you will be able to work in a variety of settings interacting directly with older adults or in positions where you will be able to assist communities and policy makers to address the needs of this population indirectly through program development and public policy initiatives.

The Gerontology Program at BMCC is co-coordinated by the Health Education Department and the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice. You will learn an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the social, psychological, biological and health-related changes of aging.

Field Work

Mandatory field work will further equip you with the skills necessary to respond appropriately to the needs of this elderly population. This experience will an advantage in future career choices.

Transfer Options

You can continue your education in this specialized area by pursuing a bachelor degree at a senior college with a gerontology program, such as CUNY at York College, SUNY at Oneonta College or St. John’s University. BMCC has articulation agreements to facilitate your seamlessly continuing your studies at several four year schools.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Gerontology (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

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General Elective

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Please note, these requirements are effective the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

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