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Recreation and Parks Management Major (RPMT)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Commercial Recreation and Special Event Management, U414
Leisure Services Management, U419
Therapeutic Recreation, U413

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: STA 108

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
for Therapeutic Recreation concentration: BIO 111 and one other NS course with a different prefix

for other concentrations: any two GNS courses with different prefixes, one of which must be a lab course

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and ENG 102

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
for Therapeutic Recreation concentration:
HDF 211 and PSY 121

for Commercial Recreation and Special Event Management concentration:
ECO 201 and one other GSB course

for Leisure Services Management concentration:
any two GSB courses with different prefixes

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major and Related Area Requirements

For all concentrations:

  1. RPM 111, 212, 213, 251, 252, 314, 315, 342, 416, 417, 418, 511
  2. For both RPM 315 and 417, an overall GPA of 2.0 or better is required prior to registration for the courses.
  3. CST 105 or 111; ENG 101* or FMS 115* or RCO 101*, and ENG 102*; STA 108*

*STA 108 satisfies GMT; ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101 and ENG 102 satisfy GRD.

NOTE: Both field experiences are typically offered only during the summer sessions and should not be taken during the same summer; students should plan accordingly.

Commercial Recreation and Special Event Management Concentration

  1. RPM 324, 423
  2. Select two of the following: RPM 429, 443, 450; HTM 372
  3. Related areas: ACC 201; ECO 201*; ISM 110; MGT 309; MKT 320
    Select two of the following: BUS 205; MGT 240, 330, 340; MKT 327, 421, 424; PHI 361

*ECO 201 satisfies one GSB.

Leisure Services Management Concentration

  1. RPM 241, 445, 446
  2. Related Area Requirements
    Select 9 s.h. from two of the following three related areas for a total of 18 s.h.:

    Management: BUS 328; ESS 458; MGT 309, 312, 313, 330; PSC 511, 540, 550; RPM 324, 346, 519

    Policy: GEO 205; PHI 361, 363; PSC 210, 305, 310, 312, 313, 323, 511; RPM 519; SOC 370

    Social Community: ESS 330, 519, 520; PSC 323, 550; RPM 201, 315, 347, 401, 519; SOC 201, 222, 227, 230, 325, 326, 330, 350, 365, 370, 561

    Note: Selection of related area courses should be done under the advisement of the academic advisor. Students should recognize that all related area courses are not offered every academic year.

*RPM 315 may count only in a related area if it is being repeated for additional credit.

Therapeutic Recreation Concentration

  1. RPM 231, 332, 338, 433, 437
  2. Related areas: BIO 111*, 271, 277; CED 310; HDF 211*; PSY 121*, 341
  3. Select one of the following: ESS 579; HDF 212; RPM 316; SES 101, 200, 540; SOC 222, 323

*BIO 111 satisfies one GNS; HDF 211 and PSY 121 satisfy GSB.

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 122 total semester hours required for degree.