Recreation B.S. (Emphasis in Tourism and Community Leisure Services)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
All Recreation students must take RECR 1530 and RECR 2530
Introduction to Recreation
Leadership and Programming in Leisure Services
Select 12 credit hours from list of adviser approved Area F electives (see Other Program Requirements)12
Major Requirements21
Financial and Legal Dimensions of Recreation
Managing Recreation Organizations
Marketing Recreation Services
Tourism and Community Leisure Services Emphasis18
Tourism Management
Resort & Commercial Recreation Operations
Conference and Event Planning
Professional Development in Recreation
Directed Upper Division Recreation Elective
Directed Upper Division Recreation Elective
Guided Major Electives15
Suggested Minors or areas of interest include: Anthropology, Biology, Business, Child and Family Development, Coaching, Health Education and Promotion, Criminal Justice, Geography, Geographic Information Science, History, Hospitality Management, Journalism, Marketing, Management, Public Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Management
Total Credit Hours124
Select 6 credit hours of Electives

Program Admission Criteria

  • 2.0 GPA for Outdoor Recreation,  Recreational Therapy, and Tourism and Community Leisure Services
  • 2.0 GPA to enroll in Internship
  • Students must complete all Area A1 and Area A2 requirements and Introduction to Recreation (RECR   1530) prior to admission to the program.

Honors in Recreation

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • Successfully complete at least three credits of HONS   4610 over three semesters
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for each RECR or non-RECR course taken in Area F, Major Requirements, Areas of Emphasis, and Guided Major Electives.


Contact the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Student Services Center for information regarding admission and advisement.