Recreation and Leisure Studies, B.S. - Concentration: Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management

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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

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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

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 and Leisure
REC 120 – Leadership Development
REC 220 – Inclusive Recreation

REC 260 - Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
REC 360 – Travel and Tourism: Principles and Practices
REC 363 – Event Management
REC 364 – Event Management and Advanced Applications
REC 365 - Event Planning and Production
REC 366 - Hospitality Service Management
REC 368 - Risk Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
REC 463 – Tourism Impacts, Planning, and Management
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
MGT 385 - Human Resource Management

9 Credits Required
REC 301 – Internship I
REC 400 – Internship II


This program does not have any cognate requirements.


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