MAGS is the major code for one of the brand new majors at UMBC: Aging, Management and Policy. The Aging, Management and Policy is headed by the Erickson School at UMBC and is a one-of-a-kind undergraduate program. As the baby-boomers are turning sixty, the aging population is greatly increasing. I have seen t-shirts around campus sported by those involved in the Erickson School that states every 10.9 seconds someone turns 60 (that sure seems like a lot!). Along with the growth of the aging population means the growth of new ideas, jobs, and leaders. So in true UMBC fashion, we developed a undergraduate program to adhere to this growth!!

I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t want to work with old people!” (And I know you mean that with the utmost respect). But the MAGS major is a fair balance between business, aging studies, and public policy. And the job opportunities are endless. Those who will receive their degree in MAGS will be extremely rare, which leads to companies seeking after those students right out of college. Not bad, huh? Internships, leadership experiences, and scholarships are also all offered through the Erickson School. Some of the career paths listed on the website range from activities director to working in public sector institutions. And, UMBC also offers a Graduate Program in Management, Aging and Policy! I know that seems pretty far down the road, but it can never hurt to plan ahead.

Check out the Erickson School’s website…its extremely helpful and has lots of pretty pictures!

One last thing…

Good luck to the Men’s Bball team this Wednesday v. the Albany Great Danes. It’s truly the “Battle of the Dawgs”! And good luck to the Spring sports gearing up for the upcoming season. I can’t wait to get out in the nice weather and catch some softball and baseball games!!