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NDSU Distance & Continuing Ed. Adds Aging Related Undergraduate Degree

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Posted on Jun, 07 2013

NDSU Distance & Continuing Ed. Adds Aging Related Undergraduate Degree

Online B.S. in HDFS: Adult Development and Aging option

Distance and Continuing Education at North Dakota State University now offers an online option in adult development and aging under its online B.S. in Human Development and Family Science degree program.  Students interested in studying the field of gerontology will find this degree provides an excellent educational background.

Adult development and aging is a field that is rapidly expanding. Statistics from the Census Bureau indicate that in 2030, when all of the baby boomers will be 65 and older, nearly one in five U.S. residents is expected to be 65 and older. This age group is projected to increase to 88.5 million in 2050, more than doubling the number in 2008 (38.7 million). An increased aging population will require additional services for those individuals.

Coursework in the online B.S. in Human Development and Family Science: Adult Development & Aging degree program focuses on typical developmental stages of adults in later life with a particular emphasis on contextual influences.  The adult development and aging undergraduate option also includes a field experience component. All students are given the opportunity to work in a professional placement during their undergraduate program. This requirement enables students to apply their coursework to a professional position as they prepare to move into important careers with adults and aging individuals.

For more information regarding the online B.S. in Human Development and Family Science: Adult Development & Aging degree program contact NDSU Distance and Continuing Education at 1-800-726-1724 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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