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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation and Tourism, BS-Recreation Management Specialization

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Dr. Dorothy Chase
Dr. Kenneth Cohen
Dr. Barbara Basberg

Michaelson 100
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The recreation and tourism program (RT) prepares students for professional positions in a wide variety of government, private, commercial, not-for-profit and other parks, recreation, and tourism organizations. Students complete a series of core courses and then choose a specialization in either tourism management or recreation management.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must successfully complete RT 201, ENG 101, and ENG 102 or equivalent prior to being admitted to the major.
  2. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for full admission.
  3. CWU requires a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major in order to graduate.
  4. The elective area will include at least 10 credits of RT prefix courses. Elective courses must be pre-approved by an advisor prior to registration for course(s).
  5. Students are required to complete six 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.

The recreation management specialization prepares students for entry level supervisory/managerial positions
with government parks and recreation departments, YMCA’s and Boys & Girls Clubs, armed forces recreation, university recreation and intramural sports, fitness and racquet clubs, camping and outdoor recreation, and employee recreation services.  

Required Courses

• Psychology or Sociology course approved by advisor Credits: (4-5)

• Advisor approved electives Credits: (24)

Total Credits: 93 to 98

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