Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Recreation Administration

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. Graduates are prepared to take the national examination to obtain the Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification endorsed by the National Recreation and Park Association.
  2. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors but are not eligible for the Minor in Recreation Administration.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours. REC 4335 is available as an elective.  Consult with an academic advisor for further recommendations on elective choices.
  5. Students should be aware that some REC courses may only be offered once a year, during a Fall or Spring semester.
  6. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course but will be required to earn an additional free elective, if needed, to reach the 120 minimum total hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  7. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses. 

  8. Prior to graduation, students will complete a 400 hour internship. In order to be approved for an internship students must have a Major GPA of 2.25 or higher.

Course Requirements

COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
REC 13103
REC 13303
REC 23303
US 11001
American History Component Code 0606
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
REC 13703
REC 233533
REC 233633
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
REC 332533
REC 33353
REC 33403
REC 33513
REC 43303
Select one of the following:3
Select one of the following:3
REC 43503
REC 43803
REC 46802, 36
Total Hours: 120