May 21, 2018  
2013-2014 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Recreation Administration (B.S.)

Department of Recreation Administration programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions.

Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours


Semester hours required for the Recreation Administration Major: 68 semester hours

6 Semester Hours of Electives

6 hrs. of electives from ACC, BUS, ECN, MGT, and MAR  approved by advisor and department chair.

PSY 1879G* or other 3 Semester Hour Psychology elective approved by advisor and department chair.


Prerequisite for Internship in Recreation – must have completed all other core courses in the Recreation Administration major or permission of the Chair or Internship Coordinator, and have at least a 2.0 cumulative and major GPA.

Fieldwork (REC 3551) requires 15 hours per week of practical experience at a field based site along with a one hour weekly class session for 15 weeks.  Enrollment is limited as sites in the immediate area are limited.

*PSY 1879G also meets general education requirements.

(Major GPA based on all recreation courses taken at EIU.)