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Undergraduate Curriculum

 

Major (B.A.) in Management of Aging Services

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UMBC’s liberal arts foundation is at the core of the MAgS program. The program integrates management, public policy, and a focus on aging studies.

The aim of this degree is to prepare students for entry-level professional positions in the management of aging services. The undergraduate major provides a strong knowledge base in human aging; understanding of regulatory/policy/fiscal issues involved in aging service provision; and fundamental management skills (i.e., accounting, human resources, critical thinking, and negotiation).

Required Courses
Total Credits: 39 – These include seven required core courses (21 credits) and 18 credits of electives. The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses that count toward the major.

Core Requirements

AGNG 200 Aging People, Policy, and Management (3 credits, Writing Intensive)
AGNG 300 Introduction to Policy and Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 310 Introduction to the Management of Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 320 Strength-Based Approaches to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 440 Diversity in Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 460 Internship in Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 470 Aging Services Management: Capstone Project (3 credits)

Elective Requirements
Electives may be selected, in consultation with the MAgS Academic Advisor or Undergraduate Program Director, from the following:

  1. Four AGNG courses (12 credits) including AGNG 100 and any AGNG 300 or 400 level course that has not been taken as a core course.
AGNG 100 Aging and the Longevity Economy (3 credits)
AGNG 351 Business Decision Making for Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 355 The Experience of Dementia (3 credits)
AGNG 361 Technology for Managers in Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 389 Integrative Approaches to Promoting Wellness in Aging (3 credits)
AGNG 399 Independent Study in the Management of Aging Services (Variable credit,
repeatable up to 6 credits)
AGNG 401 Critical Issues in Management of Aging Services (3 credits)
AGNG 415 The Art of Aging (3 credits, Writing Intensive)
AGNG 462 Internship in Aging Services II
AGNG 499 Independent Study in Aging Services Management (Variable credit,
repeatable up to 6 credits)
  1. Two additional 300 OR 400 level AGNG courses (6 credits) not previously taken to fulfill elective or core requirements or two courses selected from the list of approved courses in the undergraduate catalog.

Please refer to the UMBC Undergraduate Catalog for further information on the course description and prerequisites for the courses.

Minor (B.A.) in Management of Aging Services

Total Credits: 18 – These include three required core courses (21 credits) and 15 credits of electives. The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses that count toward the
minor.

Core Requirements
AGNG 200: Aging, People, Policy & Management (3 credits, Writing Intensive)

Elective Requirements
Electives (15 credits):

  1. Three elective courses (9 credits) must be AGNG designated courses and can be any AGNG course apart from the required core course, AGNG 200.

AGNG electives can be AGNG 100 or any AGNG 300 OR 400 level courses with the exception of AGNG 470.

  1. The two additional courses (6 credits) can be any AGNG designated course of the 300 or 400 level not previously taken as an elective (with the exception of AGNG 470) or any non-AGNG designated course selected in consultation with the MAgS Academic Advisor or Undergraduate Program Director, selected from the approved content electives list in the undergraduate catalog.

Please refer to the UMBC Undergraduate Catalog for further information on the course description and prerequisites for the courses.