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

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (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, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

'C' or better required.

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 – Evaluation & Research
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 any REC, SMT, THE, MKT 200PSC 351, PSY 219SOC 322, SOC 338  


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.