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Parks and Recreation Management: CurriculumParks and Recreation Management: Curriculum

Parks and Recreation Management: Curriculum

Our curriculum places equal emphasis on both general and professional education. Coursework in general education, which includes broad exposure to the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences, is designed to gives you greater self-awareness and the enhancement of critical thinking abilities. Core courses in the major area of concentration are designed to provide you with the background and skills necessary to assume the leadership responsibilities of a parks and recreation management professional.

Get a description of each of Cal U's parks and recreation management courses from our Course Descriptions.

Bachelor of Arts in Parks and Recreation Management: 120 Credits

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

First Semester – 16 credits
**ENG 101 English Composition I 3 crs.
*REC 165 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure 3 crs.
*Professional Elective 3 crs.
**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
 1 cr.
 General Education Courses 6 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
**ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
*Professional Elective3 crs.
General Education Courses9 crs.

Third Semester – 15 credits
*Professional Electives6 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Related Elective Courses9 crs.
Fourth Semester – 15 credits
REC 361 Parks and Recreation for Diverse Populations
3 crs.
300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Related Elective Courses12 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
*REC 362 Site Design and Management3 crs.

*REC 378 Recreation Management and Leadership

3 crs.

*REC 478 Professional Development in Recreation3 crs.
300- or 400-level General Education Minor OR Related Elective Courses6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 14 credits
300- or 400-level Related Electives9 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses5 crs.

Summer Session – 6 credits

*GEO 479 Internship

6 crs.


Seventh Semester – 15 credits
*REC 365 Recreation Resource Management3 crs.
*REC 374 Commercial Recreation Management3 crs.
*GEO 474 Developing the Master Plan 3 crs.
300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Related Elective Courses6 crs.
Eighth Semester – 15 credits
*GEO 479 Internship12 crs.
General Education, Minor OR Related Elective Course
 3 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses