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 give 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.
Cal U Minor Policy
Refer to https://www.calu.edu/inside/policies/_files/undegraduate/Minor.pdf for information on Cal U's policy on minors.
Below is the framework of courses for completing the 18-credit Parks and Recreation minor.
|REC 165 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure*
|Group 1 Courses: 300-Level REC||6 to 12|
|REC 361 Recreation for Diverse Populations||3|
|REC 362 Recreation Facility Design and Management||3|
|REC 365 Recreation Resource Management||3|
|REC 374 Recreation Management and Leadership||3|
|REC 378 Commercial Recreation||3|
|Group 2 Courses: 400-Level REC/GEO||3 to 9|
|REC 412 Recreation Program Design and Evaluation||3|
|REC 478 Professional Development in Parks and Recreation||3|
|GEO 474 Developing the Master Plan||3|
|Group 3 Courses: Other Parks and Recreation Management Courses||0 to 6|
|REC 225 Recreation and Youth Development||3|
|REC 235 Special Event Management in Recreation Settings||3|
|REC 240 Human Ecology||3|
|REC 246 Scenic Areas of U.S.||3|
|REC 270 Interpretative Methods in Recreation||3|
|REC 280 Adventure/Outdoor Recreation Outfitting||3|
|GEO 479A Internship in Parks & Recreation||3 only|
|Any Other Future REC Courses||3|
* REC 165 is a prerequisite/co-requisite for ALL 300- and 400-level REC courses.
** Use the following guidance when selecting electives:
- Choose two courses from Group 1 (6 credits)
- Choose one course from Group 2 (3 credits)
- Choose two additional courses from groups 1, 2 or 3 (6 credits)