Gerontology Option A.A.S.

Degree Name: Gerontology Option A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Human Service
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:

This program provides students with a basic social science framework and perspective for pursuing a career in human services. The program also provides currently employed human services workers the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Persons interested in this program should enjoy working with people. They should possess good verbal and oral communications and problem solving skills and have a positive attitude about themselves and others.

Graduates are qualified for positions as alcoholism education counselors, directors of GED (General Education Development) tutoring programs.house parents, nursing home activity directors, case workers.corrections officers, vocational rehabilitation workers, and teacher's aides for exceptional children and personnel assistants. These positions are available in the areas of social welfare, mental health, juvenile and adult correction, geriatrics, education, counseling, and related fields in business and industry.

General Education Requirements: 24-25
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics Mat 105 or higher

Applied Math or higher

3-4

Communication ENG 101
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
Business Writing
Oral Communications

3
3
3

Social Science

HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
POL 102

US History to 1877
US History since 1877
US History since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government

3
Natural Science

Any BIO, CHM, or PHY

3
Humanities Any Humanities 3
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 37
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3

HMS 101 Theories and Skills 3
HMS 102 Policy and Politics 3
  HMS 201 Human Services Practicum I* 3
HMS 202 Human Services Practicum II* 3
HMS 203 Human Services Practicum Seminar I 3
HMS 204 Human Services Practicum Seminar II 3
HMS 298 Human Services Capstone 1
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 151 Gerontology 3
SOC 210 Sociology of Health and Healthcare 3
SOC 251 Aspects of Aging 3
PSY 225 Psychology of Aging 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 61-62

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday
7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

Office Phone Number

636-922-8398