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Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Gerontology

About the program

  • 17,208 CAD

    Tuition
  • 4 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-June-2022 01-June-2022
Winter-January 01-October-2022 01-October-2022

Bachelor of Arts - Gerontology

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.

 

Discovering Gerontology:

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.

 

Critical and Transferable Skills:

The study of Gerontology will give you academic skills, as well as self-care and self-exploration strategies.

You will learn:

  • how to conduct interviews with older adults. You will learn how to design recreation and educational programs for older adults
  • critical thinking as you explore controversial and ethical issues in long-term care, end of life, work-life, as well as images in the media and popular culture.

 

You Might Be Interested In Studying Gerontology If...

  • You want to understand the process of aging from sociological, psychological, physical, and spiritual perspectives
  • You want to learn more about the issues that concern older people

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,248

Total costs

yearly

$6,912

Cost of living

1 person

$4,128

Accommodation

1 bed room

$17,208

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

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

 

General requirement:

  • High school graduation
  • Minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed Grade 12 academic courses including Grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools)
  • Four Grade 12 academic electives from the list below

 

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 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.

Iran

High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
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TOEFL

89
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PTE

61
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Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 105 

 

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:

  • TOEFL 61 - 89
  • IELTS 5.0 - 6.5
  • PTE 50 - 61
  • and the equivalent on other tests.

 

All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.


Career Opportunities

  • Social Work
  • Government Policy
  • Research
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Senior Centre Administration
  • Pastoral Care
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Private Enterprise
  • Occupational Therapy

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