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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Health Professions and Education


Program Details

Aging Studies Major


Total credit hours required for degree: 120

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS


(See also General Education Core)

Course Credit Hours Year Taken
Core 34-55  
Major Course Requirements    
Aging Studies 101 Intro to Aging  3  1
Aging Studies/Biology 214 Biology of Aging 3 2,3
Aging Studies 273 Community Placement 1-3 2,3
Aging Studies 320 Supportive Senior Housing 3 3,4
Aging Studies 411 Aging and Mental Health 3 3,4
Aging Studies 490 Capstone Project 3 4
Health Studies 101 Intro to Health Professions 1 1
HLS 445 OR Sociology 312 Clinical or Social Science Research

3

4
Philosophy 107
OR
Philosophy 108*
Ethics

Professional Ethics


3


1,2
Psychology 101* Intro to Psychology 3 1,2
Psych 211/ MAT 112
OR ECN 241*
Statistics 3 1,2
Psychology 237 Group Dynamics – Introduction to Group Development and Group Process
3

2,3
Psychology 327 Adulthood and Aging 3 2,3
Psychology-Child Life 374
OR
Psychology 372
The Helping Relationship

The Counseling and Interviewing Process


3


3,4
Therapeutic Recreation 315 Leisure, Health and Wellness 3 3,4
 * indicates course may be used to satisfy core requirement 41-43  
Electives
At least one of the following must be in Aging Studies:
Aging Studies 218 Rural Elderly  3  2,3
Aging Studies 300 Special Topics  3  3,4
Aging Studies 314 Writing with Older Adults 3 3,4
Aging Studies 315 Aging & Intellectual/Dev. Disabilities 3 3,4
Aging Studies 400 Special Topics in Aging Studies 3 3,4
Communication 237 Introduction to Health Communication (Note: COM 101 or 103 prereq) 3 2,3
Economics 375 Health Economics 3 3,4
Government 332 Public Administration 3 3,4
Health Studies 337 Care of the Human Spirit 3 3,4
Management 101 Intro to Contemporary Business 3 1,2
Philosophy 385 Healthcare Ethics 3 3,4
Psychology/Child Life 375  Death, Dying, & Bereavement   3 2,4
Public Relations 182  Intro to Public Relations  3 1,2
Sociology 307  Bureaucracy and Culture: U.S. Health Care System   3 3,4
  15  
* Indicates course may be used to satisfy core requirement.
 
Additional Electives
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 90 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select courses that complement their area of interest; for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Health Studies, Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology or Therapeutic Recreation.


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