2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation Administration, B.A.

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Recreation majors have many fieldwork choices through the abundance of nearby parks, wilderness areas, lakes, beaches, rivers, and leisure-oriented organizations.

Students round out their education by completing a minor (or minor field of study) in business administration and an internship. The internship may be taken any semester, with the summer option offered through the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement.

Organizations employing recreation administration graduates include: community parks, volunteer agencies, corporate wellness programs, college recreation programs, commercial recreation centers, therapeutic recreation programs, tourism organizations and outdoor education and recreation programs.

A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120 units. For a description of degree requirements to be fulfilled in addition to those listed below for the major, please see “’Bachelor’s Degree Requirements ”.

Requirements for the Major (55-62 units)

Students must earn a C- or better in all required courses for the major (or their equivalent, in the case of courses transferred from another institution).

Core Courses (28 Units)

Emphases (15-16 Units)

Complete one of the following emphases to fulfill the requirements of the major.

Inclusive Communities Emphasis (15 Units)

Complete three of the following courses

Complete one of the following courses.

Self-Designed Emphasis (15 Units)

Students may design their own emphasis with a minimum of 15 units of thematic upper-division coursework; at least 6 units must be in recreation administration (REC) courses. The self-designed emphasis must be approved by two members of the Recreation Administration faculty.

Business Requirement (12-18 Units)

  • Complete a minor in business (18 Units) - obtain requirements from the School of Business
  • Complete a minimum of 12 units of business and/or economics advisor-approved coursework. 8 units must be upper division.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • develop, implement and evaluate traditional leisure services and programs within their specified professional pathway area;
  • identify and create leisure opportunities that maximize participation for diverse populations;
  • apply effective professional communication, leadership, and management to the leisure industry;
  • select, implement, and evaluate appropriate technologies as related to the leisure industry; and
  • apply professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to field-based work experiences within the general area of recreation administration and within their professional pathway.

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