Bachelor Of Science Degree in Health Sciences - Gerontology Emphasis

A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Gerontology prepares graduates for employment in

  • Home Health Agencies
  • Community Centers for the Aging
  • Homes for the Aging
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Other Public/Private Agencies

See also Minor in Gerontology

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences - Gerontology Emphasis

General Education Requirements:            47 hours

(See UCA Undergraduate Bulletin.  Student needs

PSY 1300 & SOC 1300 as 6 hours Social Sciences)

Health Science Core:       15 hours

Biological Science (8 hours)

Biology   2405 or 2406 or 2407

Biology   2411

*Physics (4 hours)

Physics   1405

Statistics (3 hours)

Sociology 2321 or Psychology 2330 or Mathematics 2311                               ______

62 hours

*If Physics 1405 is selected as General Education Requirement course,

the Health Science Core is reduced by 4 credit hours.

Required Emphasis: 30 hours

HED 2310  Introduction to Gerontology

HED 4310 Health Concerns of Aging

HED 4390 Directed Independent Study

HED 4600  Internship

PSYC 3360 Social Psychology

PSYC 4352 Adult Psychology

SOC  3381 Death & Dying

SOC 4331 Social Gerontology

SOC 4334 Medical Sociology

Related Requirements: 23 hours

INFO 2343 Info Processing & Analysis

CHEM 1402 Physiological Chemistry I

BIOL 4351 General Pharmacology

HSCI 3123 Medical Terminology

HED 3320 Epidemiological Research

HED 4331 Program Planning & Evaluation.

HED 4343 Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations

HED 4370 Admin. of Health Programs

Gerontology Electives: 15 hours

PHIL      1320      World Religions

PHIL      4350      Health Care Ethics

SOC      3361      Gender Roles

SOC      4322      Sociology of Mental Illness

SOC      4351      Family Structure & Interaction

ACCT    4325      Legal Environment of Health Care Admin.

HED      2320      Mental Health

HED      3305      Human Sexuality

HED      4301      Health Ed. in Medical Care Settings

HED      4312         Drug Education

*Total Hours 126