2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Recreation [REC]


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This major in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department  prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. Because all people seek recreation services in a spectrum of agencies and settings, this degree provides a foundation in liberal arts, leadership, human relations and management skills. This degree is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Career Potential

  • Parks and recreation director
  • Activity director
  • YWCA/YMCA director
  • Camp director

B. Internship: 15 credit hours


C. Other: 34 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: 2-6 credit hours of recreation activities from at least two different activities
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (22-26 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.S. in Recreation over four years


First Year


Spring Total credit hours: 16


  • GE Course
  • GE Course
  • GE Course
  • Activity requirement

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • Foreign Language
  • GE Course
  • Activity requirement

Spring Total credit hours: 16


  • GE Course
  • GE Course
  • GE Course
  • Elective or concentration

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • Elective or concentration
  • Elective or concentration
  • Liberal Arts elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Concentration
  • Elective or concentration

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Concentration
  • Elective or concentration
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


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