Lifespan Care Administration (Online), B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 48

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Program Code: B650

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each course presented for major credit.

Major Requirements

Liberal Studies Required Core
LSTD 3003Interdisciplinary Inquiry3
LSLC 3953Lifespan Capstone Prospectus3
LSLC 4953Lifespan Practicum and Study-in-Depth3
Lifespan Care Common Core
LSLC 3113Lifespan Development3
LSLC 3133Lifespan Health3
LSLC 3153Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care3
LSLC 3173Human Service Administration I3
LSLC 4063Issues in Lifespan Research3
LSLC 4193Human Service Budgeting and Finance3
Lifespan Care Age-Span Coursework
LSLC 3203Care of Infant and Child3
LSLC 3313Issues in Adolescence I3
LSLC 3403Issues in Geriatrics I3
LSLC 4173Human Service Administration II3
Track Requirements
Choose one of the following tracks:9
Problems of the American Family
Management of Infant and Child Care Facilities
Parenting: Different Models
Career and Life Development for Adolescents
Management of Adolescent Residential Care Facilities
Issues in Adolescence II
Biology of Human Aging
Management of Geriatric Care Facilities
Issues in Geriatrics II
Total Credit Hours48

Computer Literacy Requirement

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications. Please consult your academic advisor for courses to fulfill this requirement.

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at

Core Area I: Symbolic & Oral Communication (9-19 hours)
LSTD 1113Interdisciplinary Composition I3
LSTD 1133Interdisciplinary Composition II3
LSTD 1053Mathematics in Liberal Studies3
Language 10-10
Core Area II: Natural Science (minimum 7 hours)
LSTD 2533Science as a Process (no laboratory)3
Choose one Natural Science course with lab component4-6
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
LSTD 1333Government in the United States 23
or P SC 1113 American Federal Government
Choose one Social Science course 23
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (12 hours)
Choose one of the following:3
A History of the United States
United States to 1865
United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from each of the following three fields. One course must be upper-division (3000-4000 level)9
Choose one Artistic Forms course
Choose one Western Culture course
Choose one World Culture course
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours37-49

Students who have completed two years of high school language are exempt from the general education language requirement. If this requirement is waived, a few hours of General Education electives may be needed to achieve the required 40 hour minimum.


LSTD 1333 and LSTD 1313 recommended

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 40 upper-division hours.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

This plan shows one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in four years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with College of Professional & Continuing Studies academic advisers to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy university, College of Professional & Continuing Studies, and major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
LSTD 1113 Interdisciplinary Composition I (Core I) 3
LSTD 1153 A History of the United States (Core IV) 3
LSTD 2023 Strategies for Success 3
First Year Experience (Core V) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
LSTD 1133 Interdisciplinary Composition II (Core I) 3
LSTD 1333 Government in the United States (Core III) 3
LSTD 1053 Mathematics in Liberal Studies (Core I) 3
LSTD 1003 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
Language I (Core I) 5
LSTD 1313 What in the World are the Social Sciences? (Core III) 3
LSTD 2533 Science as a Process (Core II) 3
LSTD 2033 Writing for Success 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Language II (Core I) 5
Science with Lab Component (Core II) 4
Western Culture (Core IV) 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
LSTD 3003 Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
LSLC 3113 Lifespan Development 3
LSLC 3133 Lifespan Health 3
LSLC 3203 Care of Infant and Child 3
World Culture (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
LSLC 3153 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
LSLC 3173 Human Service Administration I 3
LSLC 3313 Issues in Adolescence I 3
LSLC 3403 Issues in Geriatrics I 3
Lifespan Track Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
LSLC 3953 Lifespan Capstone Prospectus 3
LSLC 4063 Issues in Lifespan Research 3
LSLC 4173 Human Service Administration II 3
Lifespan Track Requirement -Issues Course II 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
LSLC 4953 Lifespan Practicum and Study-in-Depth 3
LSLC 4193 Human Service Budgeting and Finance 3
Lifespan Track Requirement 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120