2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University 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

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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