GerontologyMount Saint Vincent University
About this Program
Level: Bachelor of Arts - Gerontology (Combined Major)
Discpline: Other Life Sciences
Length: 8 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Halifax Campus Campus
Gerontology is the study of issues related to aging and the challenges that older persons encounter. As health care improves and birth rates decline, the proportion of older adults in the Canada and around the world is increasing rapidly. As a student in the Gerontology program, one will learn to recognize aging issues, and understand the dynamics in the health and human service system that must respond to the aging population. Students will also be able to access research and practical resources like The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. Class projects and presentations in the Gerontology classes will help students to develop their interpersonal communication, conflict management, and advocacy skills. The assignments students complete will help them to hone their analytical and intellectual skills, and their leadership skills. The program’s framework is designed to guide students toward a consciousness around social citizenship.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.