Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


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.

  • GEY 3601 Physical Changes and Aging
  • GEY 4475 Program Evaluation in an Aging Society
  • GEY 4507 Understanding Policies and Practices of Long Term Care
  • GEY 4508 Health Care Operations
  • GEY 4509 Regulatory and Clinical Operations
  • GEY 4520 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
  • GEY 4608 Alzheimer's Disease Management
  • GEY 4641 Death and Dying
  • GEY 4945 Internship
  • ISM 3011 Information Systems in Organizations
  • MAN 3301 Human Resource Management

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

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