Recreation and Leisure, B.S. - Parks and Recreation Management

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


'C' or better required. Courses with less than 'C' must be repeated within two semesters. Students receiving grades of 'C' or lower in more than one recreation course may be dismissed from this major.

Core Requirements (30 Credits)
REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 220 - Inclusive Recreation (T2CD)*
REC 250 - Leadership and Professional Development in Recreation and Sport
REC 320 – Program Planning and Management
REC 420 – Organization and Administration of Leisure
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods

REC 301 – Internship I

Select one (6 credits):
REC 400 – Internship II
REC 433 – Field Experience in Therapeutic Recreation

Park and Recreation Management Concentration (21 Credits)
REC 120 – Leadership Development (T2MB)*
REC 321 – Advanced Techniques of Program Planning and Management
REC 352 - Park and Outdoor Recreation Areas
REC 363 - Event Management
REC 461 – Entrepreneurship in Recreation
SMT 351 – Facility Design and Management
3 Additional Credits of REC @ or SMT @ or THE @ or MKT 200 or PSC 351 or PSY 219 or SOC 322 or SOC 338