Why Study Gerontology?

A High-Growth, High-Return Field

  • Obtain your degree in a high-growth field with an ever-expanding number of career opportunities designed to serve the fastest-growing segment of the population.
  • Design a customized program that focuses on your specific area of interest. Tailor your degree or graduate certificate to match your career pursuits, whether it be family studies, business administration, health care finance, counseling or other disciplines.
  • Participate in classes with many students who are working professionals who eagerly share their expertise and provide strong workplace connections.
  • Participate in an intensive capstone experience in a professional setting, or complete an in-depth study working with a committee of experts who provide feedback and answer questions to help you develop knowledge in the field.
  • Towson University has a strong history of preparing leaders in the field, offering the first undergraduate degree program in gerontology within the University System of Maryland.
  • TU’s gerontology program is one of only 100 programs currently offered in the United States.