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Bachelor of Science Degree With a Major in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Management

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On Campus

Program Length:
41 Months

Number of Credits:
123

The curriculum is designed to allow students to acquire a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Management, as well as to prepare them for entry-level positions in the field. This degree focuses on the issues, skills and topics needed to succeed in managing all aspects of this dynamic industry.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN PARKS, RECREATION AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Management provides students with a broad background in fundamental business and management skills, including marketing, operations, and human resources. The program emphasizes knowledge in leisure programming, community engagement, recreation, and tourism. Graduates will be employable in positions that direct, supervise or design recreation and leisure programming. The program is designed to provide graduates with the business and management skills needed to be successful leaders and managers in such businesses as amusement or theme parks, hospitality, tourism, and resorts.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Students earning the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Management will attain abilities to understand the business and management aspects of the recreation and leisure industry, including high levels of learning in communication, critical thinking, marketing, operations, and team and project management. Students will also learn to design programs and experiences with an emphasis in the private sector of the hospitality field as it relates to the leisure and recreation industry, including tourism and community considerations.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Management, students must complete 123 credits as described below. The length of this program is approximately 41 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
Effective Team Management 3.0 credit hours
Marketing Management 3.0 credit hours
Operations Management 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
Human Resources Management 3.0 credit hours
Facilities Planning and Management 3.0 credit hours
Effective Customer Service 3.0 credit hours
Leisure Programming 3.0 credit hours
Designing Parks and Recreation Experiences 3.0 credit hours
Community Planning and Engagement 3.0 credit hours
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Business Management in Parks, Recreation and Tourism 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary Issues in Recreation and Tourism 3.0 credit hours
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Management Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours

Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Hospitality Management 3.0 credit hours
Fundamentals of the Service Industry 3.0 credit hours
Recreation and Tourism in Modern Society 3.0 credit hours

Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
OR
Principles of Supervision 3.0 credit hours
Customer Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Front of the House 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Business 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
Negotiation Communications 3.0 credit hours

* The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Natural Sciences, and Biological Sciences are commonly accepted disciplines for transfer credit into this degree major. Additional courses may be evaluated and accepted at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs or Associate Dean.

English (6 Credit Hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3 Credit Hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
OR
College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher) 3.0 credit hours
Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours

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