The Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 128 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Application to the Major:

Departmental approval is required before you begin course work for this major. Application to the major can be made at the department office.

Course Requirements for the Major: 67-70 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

Note: A maximum of 15 units of internship (courses numbered 189, 289, 389, 489, 589) may be applied to a bachelor's degree at CSU, Chico.

Since the Department of Recreation and Parks Management uses a mentor-advisor system, it is important for you to request an advisor when you declare Recreation Administration as your major. In general, Recreation Administration majors are encouraged to take RECR 200 and complete the computer literacy requirement during the first semester in the department. Depending on the desired option, RECR 220 (for the Options in Community/Commercial Recreation and Special Events and Tourism) or RECR 250 (for the Options in Resort and Lodging Management and Special Events and Tourism) or RECR 240 (for the Option in Parks and Natural Resource Management) or RECR 260 (for the Option in Therapeutic Recreation) should also be considered.

Major Core Program: 29 units

Computer Literacy

3 units selected from:

CSCI 100 Computer Literacy 3.0 FS
BSIS 101 Windows/Wd Proc/Present Softwr 1.0 FS

AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)

BSIS 102 Spreadsheets and Graphics 1.0 FS

AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)

BSIS 103 Introduction to Databases 1.0 FS
RECR 201 Computers in Recreation 3.0 FS
SOSC 110 Computer Applications for BSS 3.0 FS

Recreation majors are strongly advised to develop computer literacy skills early in their course of study. Most community college computer literacy courses are transferable.

4 courses required:

RECR 200 Foundations Leisure/Recreation 3.0 FS
RECR 300 Leisure Science 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.
RECR 301 Leadership/Supervision in Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 400 Management of Recreation/Parks 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, RECR 200, RECR 301; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; senior standing.

14 units selected from:

one of the following two plans:

Plan I - Internship Program

3 courses required:

RECR 584 Internship Preparation 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
RECR 586 Internship Seminar 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 589, faculty permission.
RECR 589 Internship in Parks/Recr/Hosp 1.0 -12.0 FS
Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing, completion of other course requirements, RECR 584, 700 hours of approved field experience, concurrent enrollment in RECR 586, cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, faculty permission.

Plan II - Merit Internship Program

Students whose GPA in overall course work is 3.0 or above may elect to enter the Merit Internship Program. Formal application for this program must occur by the second semester of the junior year.

3 courses required:

RECR 585 Merit Internship Preparation 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, faculty permission.
RECR 587 Merit Internship Seminar 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RECR 589M, cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, faculty permission.
RECR 589M Merit Intern Parks/Recr/Hosp 12.0 FS
Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing, GPA of 3.0 or higher in overall course work, completion of other course requirements, RECR 585, 1000 hours of approved field experience, concurrent enrollment in RECR 587, faculty permission.

Major Option Course Requirements: 38-41 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Option in Community/Commercial Recreation: 38-39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

RECR 220 Foundations of Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 270 Commercial Recreation/Tourism 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.
RECR 420 Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.
RECR 422 Leisure Services Promotion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 471 Customer Serv/Sales Recr Opers 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
RECR 524 Commercial Recr Operations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 17-18 units

Students must select one of the following patterns to complete the requirements for the Option in Community/Commercial Recreation.

Commercial Recreation Pattern: 18 units

6 courses selected from:

MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 432 Recruitment and Selection 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MGMT 433 Training and Development 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MGMT 434 Performance Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
MKTG 473 Strategic Personal Selling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 475 Retailing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 478 Service Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
RECR 190 Service Learning in Rec Prog 2.0 FS
RECR 323 Special Event Plan and Oper 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
RECR 324 Health Club and Spa Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 342 Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 350 Food & Beverage Administration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 250.
RECR 370 Visitor Information Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 412 Adv Apps of Tech for Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Any approved department computer literacy course.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 470 Mtg and Conference Planning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Community/Programming Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:

RECR 190 Service Learning in Rec Prog 2.0 FS
RECR 240 Outdoor Recreation Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 185 Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership 3.0 FS
RECR 187 Outdoor Leadership Practicum 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 185, or faculty permission.
RECR 320 Leisure Serv Military Setting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 322 Trends in Recr Services 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 323 Special Event Plan and Oper 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
RECR 342 Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 360 Therapeutic Recr Older Adults 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 440 Environ/Comprehensive Plan Rec 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 460 Adv Therapeutic Rec Practices 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 462 Therapeutic Recr Services 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 464 Therapeutic Recr Techniques 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260 or faculty permission.
RECR 466 Program Management in TR 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; RECR 464; or faculty permission.

The Option in Parks and Natural Resources Management: 39-41 units

Option Core: 19 units

6 courses required:

RECR 240 Outdoor Recreation Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 342 Systems Mgmt in Maintnc & Oper 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 440 Environ/Comprehensive Plan Rec 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 441 Citizen Involvemt in Res Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or completion of RECR 240 and RECR 300, or faculty permission.
RECR 444 Environmental Interpretation 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, a basic oral communication course such as CMST 131, or faculty permission.
RECR 446 Natural Resources Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, RECR 300, RECR 440, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 20-22 units

Students must select one of the following patterns to complete the requirements for the Option in Parks and Natural Resource Management.

Environmental Interpretation/Education Pattern: 20-21 units

2 courses selected from:

BIOL 342 Field Biology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 422 Leisure Services Promotion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

EDCI 448 Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.

This course is also offered as RECR 448.

RECR 448 Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as EDCI 448.

4 courses selected from:

ARTS 122 Color Theory 3.0 FS
ARTS 123 Design 3.0 FS
ARTS 250 Intro to Electronic Arts 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 122, ARTS 125, or faculty permission.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

CDES 214 Computer Graphics 3.0 FS

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

APCG 110 Computer-Assisted Art I 3.0 FS *
ARTS 384 Human Factors in Design 3.0 FS
ANTH 461 Museum Collections Management 3.0 FA
ANTH 466 Museum Exhibit Planning 3.0 SP
ANTH 467 Exhibit Res, Design, Install 3.0 FA
CDES 103 Writing for Electronic Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
CDES 131 Visual Communication Concepts 2.0 FS
CDES 206 Intro Photo Com & Dig Imaging 3.0 FS
JOUR 260 Writing for Mass Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
RECR 420 Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.

Note: An approved minor may be substituted for 9 units of the "selected courses" in this advising pattern. Approved minors include biological sciences, communication design, instructional design, museology (certificate), or other with advisor's approval.

Human Dimensions in Parks Management Pattern: 21 units

4 courses selected from:

BIOL 334 Conservation Ecology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
BIOL 342 Field Biology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 448 Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as EDCI 448.

3 courses selected from:

ANTH 261 North American Indians 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as AIST 261.

ANTH 487 Heritage Resource Planning 3.0 Inq
GEOG 319 Intro to Geog Info Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: GEOG 219 or equivalent.
GEOG 427 Environmental Impact Analysis 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: GEOG 320 or equivalent.
PHIL 332 Criminal Justice Ethics 3.0 FS
POLS 250 Intro to Criminal Justice 3.0 FS
POLS 259A Introduction to Criminal Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 250 or faculty permission.
PSSC 250 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
PSSC 330 Rangeland Resources/Management 3.0 FA
PSSC 334 Wetland/Riparian Res and Mgmt 3.0 F1
Prerequisites: Completion of lower-division core.
PSSC 433 Wildland Vegetation Ecology 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of lower-division core.
PSSC 438 Landscape Ecology 3.0 F1
Prerequisites: PSSC 330 and completion of the lower-division core.

Outdoor Leadership Pattern: 21-22 units

4 courses required:

KINE 226 Meth of Tch Wilderness Living 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
KINE 460 Phil Found of Outdoor Educ 3.0 FS
KINE 464 Facilitating Adventure Exp 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

EDCI 448 Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.

This course is also offered as RECR 448.

RECR 448 Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as EDCI 448.

1 course selected from:

KINE 315 Intro to Adapted Phys Act 3.0 FS
RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

KINE 224 Mthd Tch Rock Climbing 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
KINE 227 Winter and the Mountain 4.0 JA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, KINE 226 or RECR 187.
KINE 228 Meth of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.

Parks and Facilities Management Pattern: 21 units

2 courses required:

RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

RECR 354 Resort/Lodging Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 524 Commercial Recr Operations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

4 courses selected from:

AGET 360 Irrigation 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: PSSC 101 or PSSC 250.
BIOL 334 Conservation Ecology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
BIOL 342 Field Biology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
PSSC 101 Introduction to Plant Science 3.0 FS *
PSSC 250 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
PSSC 453 Soil Fert & Plant Nutrition 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: PSSC 250.

The Option in Resort and Lodging Management: 39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

RECR 250 Hospitality Industry Intro 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 350 Food & Beverage Administration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 250.
RECR 354 Resort/Lodging Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 420 Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.
RECR 452 Resort/Lodging Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, computer literacy.
RECR 471 Customer Serv/Sales Recr Opers 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
RECR 558 Resort/Lodging Seminar 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 250, RECR 254, RECR 452, computer literacy.

Option Selection: 18 units

A maximum of 9 lower-division units may be selected to meet this requirement.

18 units selected from:

ACCT 201 Intro to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Intro to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
BLAW 302 Managing the Legal Environment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 413 Employment Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
CDES 101 Introduction to Communication 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as JOUR 101.

CMST 132 Small Group Communication 3.0 FS *
CMST 233 Found of Interpersonal Com 3.0 FS
CMST 330 Intro to Comm Studies 3.0 FS
CMST 370 Intro to Organizational Comm 3.0 FS
CMST 472 Org Ldrshp & Decsn Making 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331, CMST 350, and CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher; CMST 132 for CMST majors or by faculty permission for non-majors.
FINA 307 Survey of Finance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
FREN 101 First-Semester French 4.0 FS *
FREN 102 Second-Semester French 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.
FREN 201 Third-Semester French 4.0 FA *
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
FREN 202 Fourth-Semester French 4.0 SP *
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
GERM 101 First-Semester German 4.0 FS *
GERM 102 Second-Semester German 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.
GERM 201 Third-Semester German 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
GERM 202 Fourth-Semester German 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
ITAL 101 First-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
ITAL 102 Second-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.
ITAL 201 Third-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
ITAL 202 Fourth-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
JAPN 101 First-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
JAPN 102 Second-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
JAPN 201 Third-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.
JAPN 202 Fourth-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.
MGMT 300 Communication in Business 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 345 Negotiation Techn for Conflict 3.0 SP
MGMT 443 Managing Knowledge/Innov/Chg 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 444 Managing Project Teams 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303 or faculty permission.
MGMT 445 International Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
MKTG 371 Consumer Behavior 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG 470 Sales Force Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 474 Market Analysis 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
NFSC 120 Elementary Food 3.0 FS
NFSC 230 Intro Foodserv Adm 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: NFSC 120.
NFSC 430 Foodservice Procurement & Mgmt 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: BIOL 211; NFSC 230 or MGMT 303; NFSC 120.
NFSC 431 Foodservice Equip/Production 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: NFSC 430.
NFSC 432 Adv Foodservice Administration 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: NFSC 430, NFSC 431.
PSSC 305 Introduction to Wines 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: At least 21 years of age.
RECR 220 Foundations of Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 270 Commercial Recreation/Tourism 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.
RECR 324 Health Club and Spa Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 370 Visitor Information Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 470 Mtg and Conference Planning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 489 Direct Fieldwork 1.0 -6.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
RECR 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
RECR 422 Leisure Services Promotion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 524 Commercial Recr Operations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 570 Trends Outdoor Recr & Tourism 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 579 Tourism Capstone Seminar 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
SPAN 101 First-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
SPAN 102 Second-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN 202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

Note: An approved minor may be substituted for the "selected courses" in the Option in Resort Lodging Management. Approved minors include: accounting, business administration, communication, communication design, computer science, economics, foodservice administration, a foreign language, international business, management of human resources, management information systems, managing diversity in organizations, marketing, organizational communication, public administration, tourism.

The Option in Therapeutic Recreation: 38-41 units

Option Core: 18 units

6 courses required:

RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 360 Therapeutic Recr Older Adults 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 460 Adv Therapeutic Rec Practices 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 466 Program Management in TR 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; RECR 464; or faculty permission.
RECR 468 Facilitation Tech in TR 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260 or faculty permission.
RECR 569 Therapeutic Recr Case Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260, RECR 462, or faculty permission.

Option Selection: 20-23 units

20-23 units selected from:

In consultation with a major advisor, select courses from the list below or an approved minor such as child development, health and community services, physical education, education, psychology, physical/biological sciences, social work, and sociology.

RECR 190 Service Learning in Rec Prog 2.0 FS
RECR 420 Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.
RECR 422 Leisure Services Promotion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 462 Therapeutic Recr Services 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 260, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 464 Therapeutic Recr Techniques 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260 or faculty permission.

Note: Two certifications are available to students: California Board of Recreation and Park Certification (CBRPC) and National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). To qualify for the state certification, 3 units must be in anatomy/physiology. For national certification, 14 units mst be taken from the following:

BIOL 103 Human Anatomy 4.0 FS *
BIOL 104 Human Physiology 4.0 FS *
PSYC 381 Abnormal Psychology 3.0 FS
SWRK 302 Hum Behavr Across the Lifespan 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: No prerequisites or corequisites for non-majors; concurrent enrollment in SWRK 200 for majors.

The Option in Special Events and Tourism: 38-39 units

Option Core: 21 units

7 courses required:

RECR 220 Foundations of Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 250 Hospitality Industry Intro 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 323 Special Event Plan and Oper 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 220, or faculty permission.
RECR 420 Recreation Budget/Finance Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement; or faculty permission.
RECR 422 Leisure Services Promotion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 470 Mtg and Conference Planning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 471 Customer Serv/Sales Recr Opers 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 17-18 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

Special Event Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:

MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
MKTG 371 Consumer Behavior 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG 478 Service Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
RECR 190 Service Learning in Rec Prog 2.0 FS
RECR 260 Intro to TR & Inclusive Recr 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission.
RECR 270 Commercial Recreation/Tourism 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.
RECR 350 Food & Beverage Administration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 250.
RECR 360 Therapeutic Recr Older Adults 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 474 Assn Operations & Events 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.
RECR 524 Commercial Recr Operations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 420, RECR 422, one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.

Tourism Pattern: 17-18 units

6 courses selected from:

ANTH 338 Culture and Tourism 3.0 Inq
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
MKTG 371 Consumer Behavior 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG 478 Service Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
RECR 190 Service Learning in Rec Prog 2.0 FS
RECR 270 Commercial Recreation/Tourism 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260, or faculty permission.
RECR 360 Therapeutic Recr Older Adults 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
RECR 370 Visitor Information Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 270, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, or faculty permission.
RECR 428 Recr Law & Legal Principles 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; or faculty permission.
RECR 447 Recr & Nat Resource Economics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, RECR 240, computer literacy, or faculty permission.
RECR 474 Assn Operations & Events 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 200, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

The Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the University for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life. Your honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.

2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements for your major carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.

3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.

6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major advisor to apply.

Honors in Recreation Administration

1. You must complete RECR 200, RECR 300, and RECR 301 before you can be admitted to the Honors in the Major program. 2. Your overall GPA must be 3.5 or above for the four semesters before entering the program and 3.5 or above in the major. You must also be recommended by a faculty member and approved by the department chair. 3. To complete Honors in the Major, you must take RECR 510H and RECR 499H during your senior year and earn at least a grade of B in each. You must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your senior year.