Undergraduate Program Guide
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 management of aging services. The undergraduate major is built upon UMBC’s liberal arts foundation and 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).
MAgS majors must complete 33 core credits and 6 elective credits.
Courses in the MAgS program are listed under AGNG.
|AGNG 100||So You Say You Want a Revolution |
|AGNG 200||Aging People, Policy and Management  (aging 200 is writing intensive)|
|AGNG 300||Introduction to Policy and Aging Services |
|AGNG 310||Introduction to the Management of Aging Services |
Health and Wellness courses
|AGNG 320||Strength-Based Approaches to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Aging Services |
Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship courses
|AGNG 351||Business Decision Making for Aging Services |
|AGNG 361||Technology for Managers in Aging Services |
Critical issues in aging courses
|AGNG 401||Critical Issues in Management of Aging Services |
|AGNG 440||Diversity in Aging Services |
|AGNG 460||Internship in Aging Services |
|AGNG 470||Aging Services Management: Capstone Project |
Additional requirements for the MAgS major:
Courses may have a prerequisite. Please refer to the undergraduate course catalog or consult with your advisor.
|AGNG 415||The Art of Aging  (Writing Intensive)|
|AGNG 462||Internship in Aging Services II |
|ECON 121||Principles of Accounting I|
|ECON 122||Principles of Accounting II|
|HAPP 498||Financial Management & Decision Support for Health Services Organizations|
|IS 304||Ethical Issues in Information Systems (AH)|
|MGMT 210||Principals of Management|
|MGMT 310||Human Resource Management|
|POLI 354||Public Management & Personnel Systems|
|PSYC 306||Lifespan Human Development|
|PSYC 307||Psychology of Aging|
|SOCY 431||Family & Aging in Society|
|SOCY 434||Gender & The Life Course|
|SOWK 388||Human Behavior and the Social Environment|
|SOWK 397||Social Work Methods I: Introduction to Practice (WI)|
|SPCH 100||Public Communication (AH – GFR only) |