The Washington State University General Catalog

Senior Living Management

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Senior Living Management (120 Credits)

HBM Requirements
In addition to the admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog, all students majoring in Senior Living Management must complete 1,000 hours of work experience in the hospitality industry. In order for hours to count for the requirement, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hours must be worked after high-school graduation.
  2. All hours must be documented as paid.
  3. Hours must be worked at a company whose primary source of revenue is derived from hospitality services.
  4. The employer evaluation for the hours must reflect an average of 80% across the ratings criteria on the form.
First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]13
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]13
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
HBM 10111
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
PSYCH 1053
SOE 101 [PSCI] or AMDT 210 [PSCI]4
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23013
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
HBM 2803
MIS 2503
PHIL 365 [HUM] or KINES 201 [HUM]3
Consider studying abroad this summer4
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23113
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
H D 205 [COMM]14
MGTOP 21554
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 or 10213
FIN 3253
HBM 3583
HBM 3753
Second TermCredits
H D 405 or PSYCH 3633
HBM 381 [M]3
HBM 494 [M]3
I BUS 3803
MKTG 3603
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
HBM 4011
HBM 4703
International Experience Requirement or Electives 43
Management or Programming Elective63
Second TermCredits
300-400-level HBM Elective 73
HBM 475 [CAPS]3
International Experience Requirement or Electives43
Management or Programming Elective63
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4
Complete 1000-hour work experience

1For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business (Pullman, Tri-Cities) or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
5STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
6Management or Programming Electives (6 credits): Two courses from a single track. Management and Leadership Track: H D 360; PSYCH 320, 485, 490. Programming Track: PSYCH 485, 486, 490.
7300-400-level HBM Electives: Any 300-400-level HBM course. May not include the set of required HBM courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.

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