Recreation & Park Administration Program
The Interpretation Emphasis prepares students to lead communications about nature, culture, and history related to parks, recreation areas, museums, or other organizations in which they work. Students are required to minor in Anthropology, Biology, or History.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
Fall Spring PSY 2003 General Psychology 3 Social Sciences1 3 COMM 2003 Public Speaking 3 LBMD 2001 Introduction to Library Resources 1 RP 2003 Recreation Programming 3 RP 2013 Landscape Planning and Design 3 Elective 3 RP 2033 Recreation Leadership 3 Elective in Minor2 3 Total Hours 12 Total Hours 13
Fall Spring Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 RP 3043 Work Experience 3 RP 3013 Inclusive Recreation 3 RP 3063 Outdoor Education 3 RP 3033 Commercial Recreation 3 RP 3403 Financing Recreation and Parks 3 RP 3034 Site Planning and Design 4 Elective in Minor2 7 RP 3093 Interpretive Methods 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Fall Spring Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 ANTH/HIST/MUSM 4403 Interpretation/Education through
3 RP 4013 Recreation and Park Administration 3 HA 4001 Internship Preparation 1 RP 4103 Recreation Law and Policy 3 RP 4023 Research Methods 3 RP/HA 3113 Human Resource Management in Parks,
Recreation, and Hospitality Administration
3 RP Major Elective3 3 Elective in Minor2 3 Elective in Minor2 5 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Senior 9th Semester Fall RP 4114 Internship4 4 RP Major Elective3 2 Total Hours 6
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Students must minor in Anthropology, History or Biology. See Departmental Advisor.
3Students must select from the following list of RP courses: RP 1993 Basic Forest Firefighting, RP 3023 Camp Administration,RP 3053 Natural Resource Management and Planning, RP/ HA 3133 Tourism Planning, RP 3993 Wildland Fire Practices in Natural Resource Management, RP 4042 Field Seminar in Interpretive Methods, RP 4053 Water Resources Development,RP/HA 4093 Resort Management, RP 4951-4 Undergraduate Research in Recreation and Park Administration, RP 4991-3 Special Problems and Topics.
4Internship must be completed in last semester after all coursework has been completed.