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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Tourism and Events BS, Tourism Management Specialization

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Recreation, Tourism and Events Core

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, entrepreneur, among others.

Admission Requirements
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).

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

Students should plan to complete their Senior Practicum 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 credits) 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.

Recreation, Tourism and Events Core Requirements

Total Core Credits: 42

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.

Total Credits: 90

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