Affect Societal Change

Are you interested in understanding human and social behavior, in learning how people relate to one another and about how to make a difference in their lives? With growing national issues in the aging population, social pressures on young adults and the rapidly changing profile of the American family, employment in human development and aging services are projected to experience above average growth.

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Careers and Grad School Prep

The Human Development and Aging Services (HDAS) degree spans a number of occupation options, including education, social work, counseling, advocacy, non-profit, business services, health services and research. 

Government Sector

  • Department of Aging and Human Services
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Division of Family and Children Services

Non-Profit Sector

  • Community development
  • Grantwriting and fundraising
  • Public policy

For-Profit/Business Sector

  • Sales and marketing
  • Research
  • Health care
  • Education

Graduate Degree Options

  • Social work
  • Gerontology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
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Access to four-year degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger even after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and options to text professors for help.

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education, and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life. 

Apply now for your #ggcGameChanging opportunity.

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Beyond the Classroom

Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute. Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals. Get Involved!

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Visit the School of Liberal Arts for in-depth information about the Human Development and Aging Services degree.

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