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  Feb 19, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation and Tourism BS, Tourism Management Specialization

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Program Director
Dorothy Chase, PhD

Kenneth Cohen, PhD
Barbara Masberg, PhD
Robert Perkins, EdD

The Recreation and Tourism Program (RT) prepares students for positions in one of the top three industries in Washington State and the world’s number-one industry. Professional positions are numerous. The following list is a sampling of the types of professional positions currently held by RT graduates: city parks and recreation director, recreation manager, front office and training manager, director of youth programs, guest services manager, and winery marketing manager, among others.

To be admitted to a major or minor in the RT program, students must meet the admission and exit requirements for majors and minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. To graduate, majors and minors must meet the department graduation requirements.

Special Requirements

  • The elective area will include 14 credits of RT prefix courses. Elective courses must be pre-approved by an advisor prior to registration for course(s).
  • Students are required to complete 6 credits of RT 292 Practicum and 12 credits RT 490 Cooperative Education/ Internship. An additional 4 credits of RT 292 or 8 credits of RT 490 may be applied to the elective area with prior advisor approval.
  • Students should plan to complete RT 490 Cooperative Education during the summer term.

Tourism Management Specialization

 The student with a specialization in tourism management may choose a career in travel- and tourism-related industries, including hotels, resorts, convention centers, cruise lines, airlines, visitor centers, casinos, tour companies, meeting and event planning, and others.

Department-approved Electives Credits: (22)

Total Specialization Credits: 34

Total Credits: 97

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