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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Gerontology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Gerontology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $18,068 CAD

  • Application fee

    $55 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-June-2023 2023-06-01
Winter-January 01-October-2023 2023-10-01

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Gerontology

Gerontology examines the experience of aging from different perspectives: psychological, sociological, physical, spiritual, and philosophical

It’s the study of the process of aging, how society defines aging, and how individuals understand their own later years.

Gerontology at STU

Gerontology at STU is one of two stand-alone programs in Atlantic Canada

As a multidisciplinary department, students develop an understanding of what it means to age and the progression of human development and self-fulfillment.

What sets STU’s Gerontology Program Apart? 

  • Small, engaging classes that emphasize personal interaction, discussion, and debate. 
  • Students can complete a Bachelor of Arts with a major or minor in Gerontology, a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology (in partnership with NBCC), or a Certificate in Gerontology. 
  • Lectures and seminars are always taught by professors—not teaching assistants—which means students learn from experts in the field.  
  • STU is home to the Third Age Centre—an autonomous, community-based non-profit organization that empowers older adults, and Gerontology students are invited to participate in projects undertaken by the Centre. 
  • The university’s Chair in Community Health and Aging, Dr. Albert Banerjee, teaches courses in the Gerontology department.  
  • Students benefit from faculty expertise in mental health and aging, death and dying, critical approaches to nursing homes, understanding dementia, counseling older adults, and narrative gerontology.

You might be interested in studying Gerontology if…

  • You want to learn more about the issues that concern older people.
  • You want to develop the skills and knowledge to build intergenerational bridges and connect youth with older adults.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$23,056

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,848
Accommodation 1 bed room $4,988
Tuition 1 person $18,068

Hourly wage

Min wage

13.75 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
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TOEFL

89
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writing
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PTE

61
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo: 105

Students who meet the following minimum English Language Proficiency scores and the St. Thomas academic admission requirements are eligible for the ESL program:

  • TOEFL 61 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)
  • MELAB 69
  • IELTS 5.0
  • CAEL 40, 50
  • CEQ B2 First
  • DET 85
  • PTE 50-61

Academic background and requirement

The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.

China (PRC)
Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.

India
An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE). 

Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.

Career opportunities

  • Social Worker
  • Recreational Activity Leader
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Hospice Coordinator

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