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)
Major Requirements27
RECR   3236Planning Recreation Areas and Facilities 3
RECR   4430Financial and Legal Dimensions of Recreation 3
RECR   4435Managing Recreation Organizations 3
RECR   4530Marketing Recreation Services 3
RECR   4630Professional Development in Recreation 3
RECR   4790Internship 12
Tourism and Community Leisure Services Emphasis12
Tourism Management
Conference and Event Planning
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
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Select one Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours124

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 have completed all of 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.