BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport with Emphasis in Tourism Development

Degree Program Description

The public’s desire for quality of life, the pursuit of happiness, and for well organized leisure activities drives a $600 billion marketplace supporting parks and recreation, more than $152 billion in sport management, and a $1.3 trillion investment in tourism. Students interested in Parks, Recreation and Sport are individuals who are active, involved in sports, the great outdoors, and enjoy travel. The BS in Parks, Recreation & Sport with emphasis in Tourism Development offers students 12-week hands-on training in the area of interest.  Students gain experience through coursework and internships. Tourism development, marketing and event specialists grow in careers associated with tourism venues and enterprises; resorts; local, state and regional economic development agencies; and visitor and convention services. They are responsible for promoting their clients throughout the broadly defined tourism industry. This includes organizing promotional and profitable events for venues and communities, developing public relations materials or establishing relationships with various local interest groups.  Sport managers are hired by professional sport team's organizations and associations as well as collegiate athletics, sport facilities, in addition to positions in sporting goods, media, administration, and finance.

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university, college and degree requirements, including university general education, in addition to the requirements below:

HSP_MGMT 1100Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HSP_MGMT 4110Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management3
P_R_TR 4357Tourism Planning and Development3
Tourism Elective3
Professional Electives related to emphasis15
Total Credits27

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Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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