BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with Emphasis in Leisure Service Management
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, recreation, more than $152 billion in sport management, and a $1.3 trillion investment in tourism. Students interested in Parks Recreation and Tourism are individuals who are active, involved in sports and the great outdoors, enjoy travel. The BS in Parks, Recreation & Tourism with emphasis in Leisure Service Management focuses on quality of life issues within our local and global communities. Areas of study include personnel management and leadership, recreation for individuals with disabilities, program development, and park management. Careers include aquatics and facility manager, recreation specialists, camp management, adventure recreation, campus recreation, community and recreation complex manager, and golf course superintendent.
Major Program Requirements
|AG_EC 3224||New Products Marketing||3|
|or AG_EC 3285||Problems in Agricultural Economics|
|or MANGMT 3540||Introduction to Business Law|
|or SOCIOL 2200||Social Inequalities|
|or SOCIOL 3255||Youth in Today's World|
|or SOCIOL 3430||The Sociology of Sport|
|or P_R_TR 3230||Introduction to Parks and Outdoor Recreation Services|
|or P_R_TR 4356||Tourism Management|
|or PUB_AF 4001||Topics in Public Affairs|
|P_R_TR 4333||Park Management||3|
|P_R_TR 2355||Private and Commercial Recreation Principles and Practice||3|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
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