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 or ACG X024 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) - 3 credit hours
- ACG X071 or ACG X301 - 3 credit hours
- ECO X023 - 3 credit hours
- CGS X061 or CGS X100 or ISM X000 - 3 credit hours
- STA X023 - 3 credit hours
Other Program Information
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.
Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914 course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.
A full-time (650 hours) internship is required for students completing the Bachelor of Science Degree in Long Term Care Administration. The internship, scheduled during the last semester of the program after successful completion of all major prerequisites and all but one of the required courses, is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in nursing home administration. Students should expect to meet with the advisor the semester prior to the internship in preparation of their internship experience.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet each semester with the departmental advisor to plan courses and internship that will prepare the student for career goals.
Undergraduate Advisor: Megan Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org.