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Global Aging and Life Course Studies, BA

The world’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate. Within a few years, people age 65 and older are expected to outnumber young children for the first time in human history. These dramatic changes are affecting the way societies around the globe deal with their growing number of older people.

The workforce needs employees who can understand the effect of aging on communities, critically analyze information and respond to emerging trends in gerontology and aging research.

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The main goal of the Global Aging and Life Course Studies program is to introduce students to the issues, questions, perspectives, needs and contributions of older persons and to compare the opportunities and challenges associated with aging populations internationally.

Students who complete this program will: