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Recreation Major: Outdoor and Environmental Recreation Concentration, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

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Outdoor and Environmental Recreation Concentration

B.A. degree; B.S. degree; B.A.A. degree

An internship and a minor are required on this concentration. A minor or equivalent in Anthropology, Biology, Geography, Geology, Museum Studies, or Sustainability and Environmental Policy is preferred; other appropriate minors may be considered only through consultation and approval from a departmental advisor.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. All students with recreation majors are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.25 to declare a major in RPL.
  2. All students with a recreation major are required to earn a minimum of a C (2.0) or better in all RPL major courses to graduate.

Required Professional Core Courses (42-57 hours)

RPL 118Introduction to Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

2(2-0)

RPL 205Outdoor Leadership

3(2-2)

RPL 209Inclusive Recreation with Diverse Populations

2(2-0)

RPL 216Introduction to Outdoor Recreation

3(3-0)

RPL 310Pre-Internship in Leisure Services

1(1-0)

RPL 320Professional Internship in Recreation

1-30(Spec)

RPL 358Foundations of Outdoor and Environmental Education

3(3-0)

RPL 370Leave No Trace Ethics

1(1-0)

RPL 470Park and Natural Resource Management

3(3-0)

RPL 508QRBudgeting & Funding for Leisure Service Agencies

3(3-0)

RPL 511Liability and Risk Management in Leisure Services

3(3-0)

RPL 518Research & Philosophy in RPL

3(3-0)

Note: RPL 310 must be taken two semesters prior to actual internship.

Note: RPL 320 (Internship) is a capstone experience following the completion of all other course work at the university. Students electing the B.A. or B.S. degree plans will complete a 15 credit internship. Students electing the B.A.A. degree plan will complete a 30 credit internship.

Additional Requirements (6 hours)

Through consultation with an advisor, the student will select from the following classes for a total of six (6) credits:

RPL 218Teaching of Outdoor Skills

3(3-0)

RPL 435Leadership in Adventure Education Programming

3(3-0)

RPL 552Environmental Interpretation

3(3-0)

RPL 570Wilderness Issues and Policy

3(3-0)

Electives (3 hours)

Select any RPL course.

Total: 51-66 semester hours