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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Parks and Tourism, B.A.

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Recreation, Parks and Tourism Major

All requirements for recreation, parks and tourism are outlined below. Among the requirements are Core Curriculum, major requirements, course work for one of three concentrations, and recreation, parks and tourism electives. All currently enrolled RU students must have a minimum 2.1 cumulative grade point average (GPA or higher in order to be admitted to the major. All students new to RU, who do not have an RU grade point average, will be required to have a minimum 2.1 cumulative GPA before being admitted to the major. A minimum 2.1 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and 2.5 major GPA are required for RCPT 413 - Professional Issues in Recreation, Parks and Tourism  and RCPT 470 - Internship . Major GPA is calculated from all RCPT courses.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

(See here .)

Are required to take the following courses and are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements:

Majors also must fulfill one of the following concentrations:


Six to eight credits of supportive elective courses from ANTH, ASTR, BIOL, COMS, CRJU, GEOG, GEOL, MGNT, MKTG, PHSC, PSYC, SOCY or SOWK. These hours meet the B.S. degree requirements. Radford University has an articulation agreement with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) whereby NOLS courses may be transferred for academic credit.

Tourism and Special Events Concentration (18 credits)

One 3-credit Principle Course (above) at RU and 9 credits from:


Six credits of Supportive Elective courses from: ACTG, ANSC, ASTR, BIOL, BLAW, COED, COMS, CRJU, ECON, FORL, GEOG, GEOL, LEAD, MGMT, MKTG, NUTR, PHSC, PSYC, SOCY or SOWK.

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