Gerontology is the study of the changes that take place in the process of aging, how society defines aging, and how individuals understand their own later years.
At one time, talks of aging prompted images of failing health, isolation, and lack of purpose. Today, people are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
Studying Gerontology at St. Thomas, you will explore the impact of the way society defines aging and how individuals actually experience and understand their own later years.
St. Thomas is also home to The Third Age Center, an autonomous, community-based, non-profit organization to empower older adults to maintain healthy, independent, active lifestyles. The center conducts research and public education on issues of particular concern to older adults.
The university is also affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative. Students are often invited to be involved in projects undertaken by these centers.
The study of Gerontology will give you academic skills, as well as self-care and self-exploration strategies.
You will learn:
The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.
Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.
An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by 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.
High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.
Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university.
These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.
To be eligible for this program, students must have:
All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.
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