Bachelor of Science in Recreational Administration (B.S.R.A.) Major in Recreational Administration

Minimum required: 120 semester 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 complete 20 elective hours, 12 of which must be advanced. Consult with an academic advisor for recommended electives.
  3. Students should be aware that some REC courses may only be offered once a year, during a Fall or Spring semester.
  4. 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.

Course Requirements 

FreshmanHours
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
MATH 131513
Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3
PSY 1300 or SOCI 13103
REC 13103
REC 13303
REC 23303
US 11001
 31
SophomoreHours
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
CS 1308 or CIS 132313
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
 
 
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
PHIL 1305 or 13203
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
REC 13703
REC 233533
REC 233633
 33
JuniorHours
Advanced Elective3
Advanced Elective3
Advanced Elective3
Advanced Elective3
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
REC 332533
REC 33353
REC 33403
REC 33513
REC 43303
 33
SeniorHours
Elective3
Elective3
Elective2
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
REC 43503
REC 438033
REC 468026
 23
Total Hours: 120
1

While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements:

2

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

3

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.