Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Long Term Care Administration (LTC)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.0701

College of Behavioral & Community Sciences


Major Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Long Term Care Administration provides students with a basic education in gerontology and allows graduates of the program to sit for the licensure examination to become Nursing Home Administrators. It is especially appropriate for students who intend to begin working immediately following completion of the degree program.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • ACG X021 Principles of Financial Accounting or ACG X024 or ACG X001 and ACG X011
  • ACG X071 Principles of Managerial Accounting or ACG X301
  • ECO 2023 Economic Principles (Microeconomics)
  • CGS X100 Computers in Business or CGS X061 or ISM X000
  • STA 2023 Introductory Statistics

Total Major Hours: 39 Hours

Major Core Courses - 39 Hours

It is strongly recommended that students complete GEY 2000 and MAN 3025 prior to registering for core major courses.

The following electives are not required for the major but are strongly recommended:

Additional Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Students in the B.S. program will only be allowed to register for the full-time internship (GEY 4945) after successful completion of all (or all but one) of the required courses in the B.S. major. Because the B.S. internship requires full-time effort, students will be allowed to take no more than three (3) credits concurrent with the B.S. internship. NOTE: a Level 2 background check is required for most Internships, possibly at the student's expense.

Students interested in either Aging Sciences or Long Term Care Administration majors should contact the School of Aging Studies http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/aging-studies/advising/index.aspx as early as possible in their careers at the University of South Florida.

Major Grade Requirement

A grade of lower than "C-" in Aging Sciences and Business courses will not be counted toward fulfilling the requirements for the major.

Major Other Requirements

Strongly Recommended Courses:

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