The program in Recreation and Tourism Management is designed for students seeking professional careers in tourism, recreation, hospitality and leisure fields. The degree offers four areas of emphasis from which students may choose: Park and Recreation Management, Tourism Planning and Promotion, Hospitality Management and Sports Management. This program prepares students for careers in state and local parks, resorts and recreation service companies, lodging and hospitality, restaurants and food service, and public or private organizations that develop and promote the tourism and sports industries. The program also offers a minor in Ski Area Management for students who want in-depth experience in this aspect of the resort industry.
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies, including the following required courses: MATH 105 and ECON 201 or 202; (2) the Recreation and Tourism Management Core classes; (3) at least one RTM area of emphasis; and (4) an internship experience. Two modern language courses are strongly recommended.
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