Bachelor of Science in Education - Recreation and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Recreation Administration
The field of recreation and leisure studies is devoted to enhancing personal and community development and improving the quality of life for all citizens through the provision of parks and recreation. A concentration in recreation administration prepares students for professional and managerial careers in the promotion and organization of leisure and recreation services.
Courses required for major (core curriculum)
In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses must be taken in the foundation core:
Students must select 27-29 credits from the following professional specialization courses:
Students must complete 15 credits of professional support electives including HED 3030 and 12 credits of electives approved by the advisor, along with general electives as needed to meet 120 hours minimum for the degree.
Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum gpa of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences. Prior to graduation, all recreation and leisure studies course work must be completed with a least a 2.5 overall gpa and no grade below “C-“.