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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Tourism and Events BS, Recreation Management Specialization

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Recreation, Tourism and Events Core

Carla Jellum, PhD
Barbara Masberg, PhD
Robert Perkins, EdD

The Recreation, Tourism and Events Program (RTE) 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 RTE graduates: city parks and recreation director, recreation manager, front office and training manager, director of youth programs, guest services manager, and winery marketing manager, general manager, event and meeting planner, marketer, among others.

To be admitted to a major or minor in Recreation Tourism and Events, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (or be a freshman or transfer).

A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course counted toward fulfilling major and minor requirements.

Students are required to complete 6 credits of RTE 292 Practicum and 12 credits RTE 490 Cooperative Education/ Internship. An additional 4 credits of RTE 292 or 8 credits of RTE 490 may be applied to the elective area with prior advisor approval.

Students should plan to complete RTE 490 Cooperative Education during the summer term.

Elective courses must be pre-approved by an advisor prior to registration for course(s). The elective UNIV 304 International Sustainable Development (5) is an on-line course tied to an international travel experience in which the student volunteers through GIVE in community projects in Nicaragua, Tanzania, or Thailand. See UNIV 304 in course lists for full description.

Total Core Credits: 59

Recreation Management Specialization

The recreation management specialization prepares students for entry-level supervisory and managerial positions with government parks and recreation departments, YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs, armed forces recreation, university recreation and intramural sports, camping and outdoor recreation.

Required Courses

  • Social Science Course (Approved by Advisor) Credits: (3)

Department-approved Electives - Credits: (21)

Total Specialization Credits: 34

Total Credits: 93

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