Recreation Management

Program Overview

Students completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management are prepared for careers in outdoor recreation management, municipal, state, and federal park management, campus and university recreation, experiential education, travel and tourism management, club and camp management, recreation program management, and resort recreation.

The Recreation Management program, consisting of 53-54 semester hours, offers a core learning experience of 12 classes, which is enhanced by an 8 semester hour internship. In addition, majors are required to choose one of the following concentrations: Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management; Recreation and Park Management; or Outdoor Experiential Education. A minor is also required for Recreation Management majors.

Below you will find an overview of the program components and associated semester hours for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Recreation Management. A comprehensive course of study for the RM program is provided in the Program of Study.

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Program Component*Semester Hours
General Education
The GEP includes 44 semester hours of courses, plus two courses in the major program that address the goals of General Education.  
RM Major
Required hours differ based on RM concentration choice.
Hours towards a minor are 12 minimum, and will differ according to minor.
A minimum of 2 hours of electives outside the major are required. Depending on the minor selected, elective hours will make up the difference towards the total required 122 hours to graduate.