Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. - Concentration: Community Recreation and Youth Development

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 - Creative Drive
REC 220 – Inclusive Recreation

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
REC 120 – Leadership Development

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


48 Credits Required

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.

REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 251 – Recreation and Youth Development
REC 320 – Program Planning and Management
REC 321 – Advanced Techniques of Program Planning and Management
REC 390 – Grant Writing
REC 420 – Organization and Administration of Leisure
REC 461 – Seminar in Commercial Recreation
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
REC 480 – Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
SMT 351 – Facility Design and Management
6 Additional Credits of REC

REC 301 – Internship I

Select one (6 credits):

  • REC 400 – Internship II
  • REC 433 – Field Experience in Therapeutic Recreation


12 Credits Required

PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development
PSC 351 – Public Policy Analysis

Select one from:

  • MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing
  • SOC 322 – Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 338 – Juvenile Delinquency


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).