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

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Overall GPA of 2.25 is required. 

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. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

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.


42 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 320 – Recreation and Park Programs
REC 360 – Travel and Tourism: Principles and Practices
REC 363 – Event Management
REC 364 – Event Management and Advanced Applications
REC 420 – Organization and Administration of Leisure
REC 461 – Seminar in Commercial Recreation
REC 463 – Tourism Impacts, Planning, and Management
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
6 Additional Credits of REC

9 Credits Required
REC 301 – Internship I

Select one (6 credits):

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



This program does not have any cognate requirements.


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