Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Recreation Studies (Community Recreation Concentration)

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

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3REC 13303
REC 1310 (TCCN PHED 1336)3MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN 1314])13
US 11001Social & Behvioral Sciences Core 08043
REC 23303 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
REC 23353REC 23363
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
Electives1REC 13703
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3Electives1
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
REC 33253REC 33353
REC 33403REC 33513
Electvies3REC 43303
Choose 1 of the following:3Choose 1 of the following: 3
COMM 2315 (TCCN SPCH 1318)
COMM 2330 (TCCN SPCH 2333)
COMM 2338 (TCCN SPCH 1315)
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Minor6REC 46806
REC 43503 
REC 43803 
 15 6
Total Hours: 120

Any course approved for 020 General Education Core Curriculum can satisfy the MATH 1315 requirement


 All major coursework must be completed prior to students enrolling in the required internship, REC 4680.


 Students must earn grades of "C" or better in REC 2335, REC 2336, REC 3325 and REC 4380 as partial fulfillment of gaining Departmental Approval to enroll in REC 4680


It is recommended that students take PFW 1301.