Advances in medical technology mean people are living longer than ever. This comes with its own set of challenges, however, as the healthcare industry tries to cope with an unprecedented growth in population. The OU Extended Campus Bachelor of Arts in Lifespan Care Administration emphasizes caregiving best practices across the lifespan, preparing graduates to provide quality care no matter the healthcare environment.
There are now specialized healthcare roles that span all stages of life, and specialists are needed in the fields of pediatrics, adolescence, disability, and geriatrics. Our Bachelor of Arts in Lifespan Care Administration is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to improve the essential knowledge and skills of care facility staff and administrators.
This healthcare degree can be customized based on your individual interest—whether that interest is in care for children, adolescents, or the elderly. With classes that cater to your unique needs, you will quickly gain knowledge that you can apply to your responsibilities and goals across the range of human development and will become familiar with the theoretical, ethical, and legal issues related to caregiving.
The lifespan care degree is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree.
All undergraduate courses in this program are eight weeks long. Most students choose to take four courses (or 12 credit hours) a semester: two courses the first half of the semester and two courses the second half of the semester. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules—these courses are fast-paced and intensive.
Depending on how many credit hours you transfer from another institution, along with the number of courses you take each semester, this program can be completed in as little as 18 months. The majority of students complete the program in two to three years.