Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Minor (A)

The minor in Recreation, Parks and Tourism seeks to academically engage students through diverse learning opportunities with an emphasis on experiential learning. This approach specifically targets the development of professional competencies in the areas of: (1) foundational knowledge, (2) program leadership, (3) administrative and management functions, and (4) professional skills and behavior. Emphasis is placed on developing the students’ critical thinking skills as the foundation for competency development.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the A area of the REAL Curriculum. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, E and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Recreation, Parks and Tourism minor includes 0-3 credits of writing intensive courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Recreation, Parks and Tourism minor includes 9 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Elective (6 credits)

Six (6) credits of additional course(s) with RCPT prefix.

Total Credits Needed for Minor 15

Additional Information

This minor might complement students in majors such as business, non-profit management, criminal justice, history, biology and so forth. Jobs in park management, recreation administration, business, and tourism all require skills in certain areas. For instance, a park ranger may be law enforcement (criminal justice) with a minor in RCPT or they may have a degree in RCPT with a minor in criminal justice depending on their main focus. Having both though allows them to be much more marketable for job placement.