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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree in Long-Term Care Administration. The program prepares students to become specialized, self-critical, accountable administrators in long-term care facilities. Facilities may include home and community based care, assisted living, nursing homes, hospices, and related health care industries.

Students must complete all required coursework for the university and major and have:

  • an overall GPA of 2.25
  • a "C" or better in all courses in the major
  • 1000 hours in an approved internship
  • 48 hours of upper-division courses
  • 128 hours of coursework overall

A minor is not necessary for this major and the requirements for the 21 semester hour Certificate in Applied Gerontology are fulfilled within the major.

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Quantitative Reasoning
GEN ED Knowledge Domains:
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the GE model.
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences (2 courses - one course must include a lab)7
Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology
and Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Chemistry in Modern Living
Social Science6
Introduction to Gerontology
General Psychology
Social and Personal Awareness6
Aging and Society
Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare
General Education Elective3
Principles 1: Microeconomics
Required courses for the Long Term Care Administration
Grade of "C" or better is required courses cannot be taken "CR/NC".
Psychology Coursework (6 s.h.)
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
PSYC 3757Adult Development3
Support Coursework Sociology (4 s.h.)
SOC 3701Social Statistics4
Gerontology Coursework (39 s.h.)
GERO 1501Introduction to Gerontology3
GERO 3703Aging and Society3
GERO 3757Aging and Social Policy3
or SCWK 3730 Social Services and the Aged
GERO 3745Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare3
SOC 3760Sociology of Death and Dying3
SOC 3759Sociology of Dementia3
SOC 4801Later Life Issues3
GERO 4821Internship in Gerontology3-15
GERO 4821Internship in Gerontology3-15
GERO 4850Research Methods3
GERO 4851Capstone in Gerontology3
Business & Technology Coursework (34 s.h.)
Students must have overall 2.5 GPA to register for upper division coursework in Williamson College of Business
CSIS 1514Business Computer Systems3
BUS 1500Exploring Business3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 4855Health Economics3
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
MGT 3705Fundamentals of Occupational Safety3
MGT 3715Employee Relations and Workplace Ethics3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
MGT 3750Managing Individuals in Organizations3
FIN 3720Business Finance3
Communications Coursework (3 s.h)
CMST 2655Communication in Groups and Organizations3
Medical Professions, Nursing & Allied Health Coursework (14 s.h.)
MATC 1501Medical Terminology3
FNUT 3720Nutrition, Health, and Aging3
NURS 3746Geriatric Health2
AHLT 4808Environmental Health Concerns3
PHIL 3725Biomedical Ethics3
Minimum of 124 s.h.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
SOC 1500
Introduction to Sociology
or General Psychology
CSIS 1514 Business Computer Systems 3
BUS 1500 Exploring Business 3
MATC 1501 Medical Terminology 3
 Semester Hours15
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PSYC 1560
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
BIOL 1545
Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology
and Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
CHEM 1500 Chemistry in Modern Living 3
GERO 3703
Aging and Society
or Aging and Society
CMST 2655 Communication in Groups and Organizations 3
SOC 3758 Long-Term Care 3
NURS 3746 Geriatric Health 2
 Semester Hours17
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
FNUT 3720 Nutrition, Health, and Aging 3
MGT 3705 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
Arts and Humanities Elective (AH) 3
Arts and Humanities Elective (AH) 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
PHIL 3725 Biomedical Ethics 3
CMST 3756 Interviewing 3
PSYC 3757 Adult Development 3
SCWK 3730
Social Services and the Aged
or Aging and Social Policy
 Semester Hours15
MGT 3750 Managing Individuals in Organizations 3
FIN 3720 Business Finance 3
AHLT 4808 Environmental Health Concerns 3
SOC 3701
Social Statistics
or Research Methods for Psychology
SOC 3745 Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
GERO 4821 Internship in Gerontology 6
MGT 3715 Employee Relations and Workplace Ethics 3
GERO 4850 Research Methods 3
SOC 3759 Sociology of Dementia 3
 Semester Hours15
GERO 4821 Internship in Gerontology 6
GERO 4851 Capstone in Gerontology 3
SOC 4801 Later Life Issues 3
ECON 4855 Health Economics 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours128